Taylor Swift’s 10 Grammys aren’t enough to protect her from the wrath of Black Twitter, who are not only letting the singer know Cardi B has broken her Apple Music streaming record, but that her latest Spotify Singles cover of Earth, Wind & Fire classic, “September,” just isn’t what the world needs right now.
Swift takes the upbeat groove and transforms it into a folksy ballad with a country tinge that fans of the R&B icons just can’t wrap their heads around. Journalist and former EBONY writer, Michael Arceneaux, refereed to the song as the sound of, “unseasoned boiled chicken breast,” a sentiment with which several others strongly agree.
If you were curious to hear what unseasoned boiled chicken breast sounded like in song, take a listen to Taylor Swift cover Earth, Wind & Fire. https://t.co/5x1Ecwc1cw
— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) April 13, 2018
Check out Twitter’s reaction to Swift’s Earth, Wind & Fire cover below.
I saw someone tweet me that Taylor Swift covered “September” yesterday and immediately thought, “Must be the Ryan Adams song.”
— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) April 13, 2018
Hearing Taylor Swift sing Earth Wind and Fire’s “September” has killed my spirit!
— Jason Elias (@Zebop) April 13, 2018
i can’t think of anything i’d like to hear less than taylor swift covering ‘september’
— HannahSilkChampagne (@hsilkchampagne) April 12, 2018
i just listened to the new taylor swift cover of september by earth wind and fire pic.twitter.com/0tkv2vYYbI
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) April 13, 2018
Taylor Swift covering EW&F’s September is inexcusable. That song is a fucking treasure. A classic on another level from anything she has or will ever do. Stay in your lane, little girl.
— Ok thanks Brandy (@Schwarziest) April 13, 2018
I don’t really want to hear Taylor Swift mess around with a classic like “September.” I’m good.
— Touré (@Toure) April 13, 2018
Fellow white people: don’t forget to apologize to a black person today for what Taylor Swift did to “September.”
— p-Aubielicious (@AubieIicious) April 13, 2018
WHO TF THOUGHT pitching me (MEE!!) Taylor Swift’s unseasoned dry chicken ass cover of “September” was a good idea LMFAOGETTFOUTTAHERE pic.twitter.com/ASAVQwdV0g
— Sylvia Obell (@SylviaObell) April 13, 2018
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.