Taylor Swift released a pop-country cover of Earth, Wind, and Fire's hit "September," and Twitter is not happy about it.
Swift released the cover, along with an acoustic version of her song "Delicate" Friday. She quickly became a top trend for her rendition of the classic song, as her critics tweeted about feeling "personally victimized" and "attacked" by the tune. And yes, even some hardcore Swifties piled on as well.
A few also called her out for changing the lyrics from "Do you remember the 21st night of September?" to "Do you remember the 21st night of September?" One popular theory behind why she did it: it's her anniversary date with Joe Alwyn.
I didn't think it was possible, but if anyone could take the funk, flavor and pure soul out of an Earth, Wind and Fire record, it would be Taylor Swift. Her "September" cover was the equivalent to green bean casserole prepared by a suburban white mother of four.
What sucks about Taylor Swift covering “September” is that now the original Earth Wind & Fire version is gone forever and we can never hear it again, right? How dare someone come up with a different take on something.
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.
There is no rational explanation for the hatred Taylor Swift is receiving over her cover of September. You may dislike it, but no one is forcing you to listen to it and it is not disrespectful to cover a song.