Taylor Swift Returns to Where She Was Discovered With Surprise Nashville Show
Swift -- who released the song as a Spotify exclusive on Friday alongside an acoustic version of her song "Delicate" (both were recorded at The Tracking Room in Nashville, Tenneessee) -- removed the funk and soul of the 1978 hit in favor of a more romantic, instrumental version. Fans quickly took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
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"I just listened to the new taylor swift cover of september by earth wind and fire," one user wrote alongside a gif reading, "The line must be drawn HERE! No further!"
Another simply wrote, "#BlackTwitter I need you to make sure that Taylor Swift's cover of September never sees the light of day," as others expressed their disapproval.
Y'all have to stop saying Taylor Swift "covered" anything. She did bad karaoke. Let's move on.
Other users, meanwhile, defended Swift's song. "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," one user tweeted.
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
Wow @taylorswift13‘s cover of September, suddenly i am frolicking in a field of sunflowers in a pale blue dress with my non existent boyfriend, he lifts me up & we twirl in the sunflowers & probably get an allergic reaction but we don’t care because there never was a cloudy day.
"September" isn't the only new music Swift has been working on. The singer is also set to appear on Sugarland's upcoming album, Bigger, as she's featured as a vocalist on "Babe," a song she wrote years earlier with Pat Monahan of Train.