Taylor Swift – possibly one of the only people on Earth who can turn an abso-fucking-lutely ruined reputation into an album and a coupla number one hits. She’s unstoppable and her influence on the music world is y’huge. But it appears Tay-Tay has drained the last of her powers as she released a cover yesterday, a cover of Earth, Wind & Fire’s September. No, not a joke. Taylor uploaded the song to Spotify and a lot of people are reacting to it in many different ways… of hatred.
Even if you’re like “huh” to the title song? You’ll 100 per cent know it by ear and start violently shaking your body to the iconic tune.
If you’re still scratching your noggin’ in confusion, you can wrap your ears around the song below.
(The video already has ‘Taylor-Tragedy’ comments.)
Now, Taylor also uploaded an acoustic version of Delicate which was genuinely lovely because it is her song and style. September R&B funk? Not so much.
Okay, if you’re a super fan of the original song you’re absolutely going to hate it. If you’re indifferent you’ll still think it’s a tacky cover of a classic wedged into a romantic movie… like the montage bit where they’re supposed to be falling in love. It oddly gives me A Walk to Remember vibes. And if you’re a Taylor Swift fan, you’ll shrug your shoulders and go with it.
Hit up Spotify if you want to give it a listen but meanwhile, here’s how Twitter reacted.
Oh, but before things get extremely salty – co-writer of the original song, Allee Willis loved the cover and said, “Taylor Swift is the absolute cherry on top of a very soulful and happy sundae.”
Well, there you go.
Anyway, to the tweets!
Am I the only that didn’t sleep well last night…I could not stop thinking about Why would Taylor Swift want to Remake September by Earth Wind and Fire!
— Huggy Lowdown (@HuggyLowdownDC) April 14, 2018
every time i listen to earth, wind, & fire i always think "good, but needs more banjo"
— cale g weissman (@caleweissman) April 13, 2018
Taylor Swift really had no business “covering” Earth, Wind & Fire’s iconic song “September.” We really didn’t need to hear that shit. She fucking tried it. LMAO
— ???? (@MJFinesseLover) April 13, 2018
TWO friends have tried to trick me into listening to Taylor Swift’s cover of September today by texting me a link with the caption, “A bop!”
The moral of this story is that my friends hate me.
— Olivia A. Cole (@RantingOwl) April 13, 2018
— iAmHerDaddy ???????? (@iAmGrandadCj) April 14, 2018
♪ ♪ do you remember… friday the thirteenth of april…
when swift sang a funk and soul staple
and chased your good vibes awayyyyyy ♪ ♪
— Puja Patel (@senari) April 13, 2018
Honestly, @TaylorSwift13's version of "September" isn't my favorite cover she's done, but I'm extremely heartened she still sometimes thinks about banjos.
— Brian Mansfield (@brian_mansfield) April 13, 2018
There’s no doubt in my mind that Taylor Swift puts raisins in her potato salad. https://t.co/IX6MEYaUj2
— Carrington Harrison (@cdotharrison) April 13, 2018
This one’s my fucking favourite:
the extent of my pettiness is such that i refused to listen to the t*ylor sw*ft september cover on spotify because i didn't want to contribute to her stats, so i went to youtube in an incognito browser so it wouldn't affect my recommendations and found a video of it there instead
— maya kosoff (@mekosoff) April 13, 2018
Butttt, there is some thought behind the cover.
“Taylor says that she chose ‘September’ for sentimental reasons. She’s always loved the classic tune by Earth, Wind & Fire, and notes that the month of September is especially meaningful to one of her relationships.” – @Spotify
— Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftNZ) April 13, 2018
The things you do for love.
Oh, and some people did like the cover.
I’m getting major first record Taylor Swift vibes from September and I’m emotioNAL DONT TOUCH ME
— Kalie Shorr (@kalieshorr) April 13, 2018
Petition for Taylor to perform September live
— mitchell (@repotation) April 14, 2018
— TheMeggieB (@MeganBarnez) April 13, 2018
This is pretty cute.
"September" is one of my all-time favorite songs, in part because I heard it in the car when I was racing home from the Globe the night my daughter was born. Said daughter loves Taylor Swift. Nothing but cool with the association.
— Chad Finn (@GlobeChadFinn) April 13, 2018
Good stuff.Image: Getty Images / [Kevin Winter]