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

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

Wild is an upcoming Reese Withersoon film about a woman on a lengthy hike, so it makes a lot of sense that Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit covered R.E.M.'s song "Walk Unafraid" for the soundtrack.

This isn't one of R.E.M.'s better-known songs, having appeared on 1998's Up. While the original had an undercurrent of rock darkness, this one is a little more haunting and atmospheric, and it showcases a strain of organic chamber-folk as it swells towards a cinematic climax.

Hear it below [via Spin]. The Wild soundtrack comes out on November 10 through Sony Music. It features Simon & Garfunkel, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, Portishead and more. The film arrives in theatres on December 5.