On Friday, Taylor Swift dropped a cover version of Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” as part of the Spotify Singles series. The series features artists covering classics from previous generations. Miley Cyrus covered “Wildflowers,” Demi Lovato performed Aretha Franklin’s “Ain’t No Way,” and Arcade Fire did a rendition of John Lennon’s “Mind Games.
Swift’s stripped down, banjo-laden country version of the 70’s R&B/disco classic has sparked a debate on Twitter. Some flat out refused to listen to the song, while others are pointing out that the point of a cover song is to put your own spin on it.
I most certainly will not https://t.co/F8xIlibolu
— Ira Madison III (@ira) April 13, 2018
Good morning, Twitter. I see Friday the 13th is off to a strong start. https://t.co/nHmGtLOZQu
— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) April 13, 2018
Yeah, let’s take a fantastic upbeat song and drop it 30bpm in tempo and turn it into a country ballad. Sure.🙄🙄🙄
— JimmyBimbles (@JimmyBimbles) April 13, 2018
people who are mad at Taylor Swift for changing the genre of September are the same people who think I Will Always Love You is an original Whitney Houston song
— Love, Christian (@ikywtoutsold) April 13, 2018
Swift also released an acoustic version of her song Delicate. What do you think of TSwift’s September? Listen to the song below