First Aid Kit share video for 'Wild' R.E.M. cover
The rustic soundtrack for the new film Wild hit stores last month. Among the standout cuts is Swedish duo First Aid Kit’s cover of R.E.M.’s 1998 song “Walk Unafraid.” Now the group has released a Wild-inspired music video for their cover, which “speaks to the overall beauty of the movie,” according to music supervisor Susan Jacobs. It features footage from the film as well as the First Aid Kit women wandering a forest in outdoorsy sweaters. You can stream it below.
“Walk Unafraid” appeared on one of R.E.M.’s less well-known records, Up. First Aid Kit joins contributors including Lucinda Williams, Bruce Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel, Portishead, and Leonard Cohen on the soundtrack. Read our review of Wild, which is in theaters now.