Taylor Swift‘s take on Earth, Wind & Fire’s September, released on Spotify on Friday, fell flat with fans.
The pop star was ripped to shreds online for taking the hit 1978 song and stripping it of it’s funky rhythms, instead delivering a folk-sounding version of the classic.
Twitter user Michael Arceneaux said of the song: ‘If you were curious to hear what unseasoned boiled chicken breast sounded like in a song, take a listen to Taylor Swift cover Earth, Wind & Fire.’
Taylor Swift is under fire after releasing her take on Earth, Wind & Fire’s 1978 single, September
Another user joked: ‘Do you rememba … when taylor swift wrote an open letter about how much she hated spotify and now she’s releasing live covers of songs exclusively to their platform?’
Check out some of the best reactions to Taylor Swift’s controversial cover of Earth, Wind & Fire’s September.
Who is Earth, Wind & Fire?
Earth, Wind & Fire is a multi-genre encapsulating musical group that got their start in the 1970s. They were founded in Chicago, Illinois, by Maurice White.
Other members included Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Fred White, Ralph Johnson, Larry Dunn, Al McKay and Andrew Woolfolk.
Earth, Wind & Fire has been nominated for 20 Grammy Awards and won six as a group. Maurice White and Bailey have also won their own Grammys.
Their more popular songs include September, That’s the Way of the World, Love Music, Let’s Groove and Shining Star.
Taylor Swift new song
Taylor Swift released two songs with Spotify. One is a stripped-down version of her own song, called Delicate, and the other is a cover of Earth, Wind & Fire’s September.
Social media reactions to Taylor Swift’s Earth, Wind & Fire cover
How can I not be a “white apologist” when Taylor Swift is covering Earth Wind & Fire songs?
— Rory (@thisisrory) April 13, 2018
Y’all have to stop saying Taylor Swift “covered” anything. She did bad karaoke. Let’s move on.
— Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) April 13, 2018
Trump is sending signals that lying to the FBI is cool, Rosenstein is closer to being fired and America is on the verge of war, but somehow Taylor Swift’s cover of September is still the worst thing that happened today.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) April 13, 2018
That Taylor Swift cover of “September” sounds like housing discrimination
— Zito (@_Zeets) April 13, 2018
As if Taylor Swift having a career wasn’t an act of terrorism already, she really covered “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire. Maurice White is rolling in his grave.
— ᴅᴏʟʟᴀʀ (@callmedollar) April 13, 2018
angry about taylor swift’s september cover? fear not for i have a stunningly elegant and creative solution!
step 1: don’t listen to it
step 2: continue to not listen to it
step 3: repeat
— leading sessioner prosecutor (@kohesivekloss) April 13, 2018
Black twitter cares more about hating Taylor Swift for breathing and doing cover songs than supporting other black artists
— Princess of Meowtown (@KimmyGolightly1) April 13, 2018
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