First Aid Kit offer a new version of R.E.M. - "Walk Unafraid"

First Aid Kit covered R.E.M.’s Up track “Walk Unafraid” for the soundtrack to Reese Witherspoon’s new backpacking movie Wild. The film, which stars Reese Witherspoon as a woman hiking the Pacific Crest Trail as a means of healing.

Where as the original broods and jangles in equal measure, First Aid Kit’s version takes a dark-tinged chamber-folk turn.

First Aid Kit - "Walk Unafraid" (R.E.M. cover)

The Wild soundtrack also features Simon & Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen, and Bruce Springsteen.

The Wild soundtrack

1. El Condor Pasa (If I Could) (Simon & Garfunkel)

2. Walk Unafraid (First Aid Kit)

3. Let ‘Em In (Wings)

4. I Can Never Go Home Anymore (The Shangri-Las)

5. Suzanne (Leonard Cohen)

6. Don't Be Cruel (Billy Swan)

7. Be My Friend (BBC Session / Take 1) (Free)

8. Something About What Happens When We Talk (Lucinda Williams)

9. Glory Box (Portishead)

10. Tougher Than the Rest (Bruce Springsteen)

11. Are You Going with Me (Pat Metheny Group)

12. The Air That I Breathe (The Hollies)

13. Homeward Bound (Simon & Garfunkel)

14. Ripple (Dusted and Eric D. Johnson)

15. Red River Valley (Evan O'Toole)