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