HomeMusicHey, kids: Listen to Eddie Vedder’s cover of R.E.M.’s “Drive”Hey, kids: Listen to Eddie Vedder’s cover of R.E.M.’s “Drive”Fri, August 20, 2021 by ABC NewsSHARE NOW Seattle Surf/Republic RecordsEddie Vedder is rocking around the clock with his cover of the 1992 R.E.M. classic “Drive.”The Pearl Jam frontman put his spin on the Automatic for the People opener for the soundtrack to the new film, Flag Day. While Vedder’s version stays true to the slow burning original musically, his baritone vocals give the track a different kind of vibe. You can check out the song new at Vedder’s official YouTube channel.Along with the “Drive” cover, the Flag Day soundtrack includes a number of original Vedder tunes recorded with Irish musician and Once star Glen Hansard, as well as new music from Cat Power. Additionally, the album features the musical debut of Vedder’s daughter, Olivia, who performs songs titled “My Father’s Daughter” and “There’s a Girl.”Fittingly, Flag Day stars another father-daughter pair: Sean and Dylan Penn. Both the film and its soundtrack are out today.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.