SEPTEMBER: Co-Writer Blasts Taylor Swift’s EW&F Cover

posted by Jonny Hartwell -

Taylor Swift recently released a cover of the Earth, Wind & Fire classic “September,” and it was not well received by the Internet. Well, it turns out it wasn’t only folks online who hated the song.

Allee Willis, who co-wrote the classic tune, had a few choice words to share about Taylor’s slowed down version of the track. "I didn't really think she did a horrible job,” Willis said during a speech in Detroit. “Yes, I felt it was as lethargic as a drunk turtle dozing under a sunflower after ingesting a bottle of Valium, and I thought it had all the build of a one-story motel, but, I mean, the girl didn't kill anybody. Allee adds, “She didn't run over your foot. She just cut a very calm and somewhat boring take of one of the peppiest, happiest, most popular songs in history."

Willis also had an issue with the fact that Taylor changed "21st night of September" to the 28th, but notes "everyone has a right to do with a song what they please, so go on with your own bad self, Taylor Swift.” Allee continued, “I'm honored you'd choose to do my song and that it meant enough to you that you wanted to personalize it to the goddamn 28th night of September, that you wanted to cover it with banjo... and that you changed the sacred ba-de-ya to the more Caucasian ah-ah-ah and make it sound more like a field of daffodils than a ‘Soul Train line."

Source: Billboard

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