Daniel DeWald
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Daniel DeWald is a musician and climate activist. For years, those parts of his life felt separate.

DeWald: “There was sort of a gap, because I was writing songs that were love songs and more, kind of, personal introspection.”

Now, DeWald has combined his passions. With his band Hayride Casualties, he’s released an album called “Fossil Fuel Kid.”

“Fossil Fuel Kid” lyric: “I’m a fossil fuel kid. I’m a fossil fuel kid. Watching dad scrape the windshield as it defrosts. What’s that rising from the tailpipe exhaust?”

In his songs, DeWald describes his fear of climate change. He also acknowledges that his own actions, like driving a car, have contributed to global warming – and he wrestles with that feeling of complicity.

He wants to help people process their feelings about the issue.

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DeWald: “… and then also be able to kind of move on from there so you don’t get completely mired in those emotions.”

Ultimately, DeWald expresses his hope for a future shaped by people who fight global warming.

“Same Side” lyric: “I believe we can win, I believe we can win, I believe we can win, we can win, we can win.”

Reporting credit: Sarah Kennedy/ChavoBart Digital Media.

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