Taylor Swift Sparks Debate Over Her Cover Of Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September”
Taylor Swift shared on her Instagram that she’s releasing her own cover of the hit song “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire and some people are not so thrilled about it.
The singer made the song her own by changing the 1978 funk classic into her own country ballad complete with banjos.
One Twitter user said it came in perfect timing with the unfortunate Friday the 13th.
Good morning, Twitter. I see Friday the 13th is off to a strong start. https://t.co/nHmGtLOZQu
— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) April 13, 2018
Some users are so against her cover, that they refuse to even listen to it.
I most certainly will not https://t.co/F8xIlibolu
— Ira Madison III (@ira) April 13, 2018
Can she pick it back up? Because infinite no. https://t.co/SzO7CI7uFw
— Bank Black With Your Vibranium (@Steph_I_Will) April 13, 2018
I clicked “play” and it never played. When I tell you God got me…
— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) April 13, 2018
But some Twitter users came to her support, and shared their love for her rendition of the song.
Wow @taylorswift13‘s cover of September, suddenly i am frolicking in a field of sunflowers in a pale blue dress with my non existent boyfriend, he lifts me up & we twirl in the sunflowers & probably get an allergic reaction but we don’t care because there never was a cloudy day.
— Carly Heading (@carlyylalaa) April 12, 2018
Excuse me everyone, @taylorswift13‘s cover of September makes me wish I was in love?? Or like ever ever in love? How does she do this?? 😭
— Zainub Amir (@zainubamir) April 13, 2018
Others even came to her defense, saying that covers are meant to sound different from the original.
Honestly, everyone is entitled to their tastes/opinions but the Taylor Swift backlash flock mentality has more than gotten old. So what if she recorded a cover and you think it’s boring. How many boring cover songs exist in the world? Did you write thinkpieces about all of them?
— Dean (@DeanBoudreau) April 13, 2018
If you didn’t like Taylor Swift’s cover of Earth, Wind & Fire’s September, you can easily go back to listening to the music you personally prefer without being rude. It’s not that difficult. Thank you for giving it a chance.
Try the Delicate Acoustic, too! #TaylorSpotifySingles
— delicate (@brunsweeran) April 13, 2018
Fans can give the song a listen on Spotify exclusively, as it is a part of her Spotify Singles.