Why Taylor Swift trashing this Earth, Wing and Fire song makes our writer’s ears bleed
The R&B group Earth, Wind and Fire is as sacred to black folks as grandma’s potato salad recipe—and someone should have told Taylor Swift.
We savor their soulful melodies in the same way we hide the homemade sweet potato pies until the greedy relatives leave the barbecue. And you better believe we won’t eat the potato salad that white Karen brings to the cookout—with her raisins and apples and such—just like we don’t accept Taylor Swift’s offensive remake of Earth Wind and Fire’s classic hit “September.”
Where the hell is Kanye West to interrupt this mess!
Taylor Swift, we are not gonna’ let you finish this one.
Spin.com reported that Taylor put her twist on the classic tune and I listened to it and almost threw my phone across the room. My ears can never unhear the botched and chopped high-pitched overtones of our favorite block party classic jam that has now been reimagined as a watered-down, country tune with twang and banjos strumming along. All that’s missing is a YEE-HAW!
Maurice White did not die so this crap could be played across the airwaves.
Taylor must think since she reigned as Apple Music’s most streamed artist that she could take liberty and tear up everybody else’s songs. But she even has to bow down to Cardi B now who’s new album “Invasion of Privacy” dethroned Taylor’s Reputation as the most-streamed album by a female artist in a week!
This Earth Wing and Fire remake didn’t need to happen. Classics are to be left alone or sang by artists who can carry the heavy burden of doing the song justice.
Taylor, that ain’t you boo.
Fantasia could have done this yes. Jennifer Hudson, yes. Patti LaBelle, hell yes. But a girl whose lollipop tunes and simple choruses like Shake It Off, with no depth, should not be stepping into the big shoes of one of the greatest R&B bands of all time.
Instead there are plenty of songs that would have better suited your cotton candy style of singing. Could you not get the rights to sing Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs?” It’s an upbeat cutesy songs that could easily be about you.
How about Katy Perry’s “Swish Swish?” We know you two love/hate each other and your frenemy made this diss track especially for you. The key line in here is telling: “Swish, swish bish, can’t touch this.” Take that as a message that you can’t touch September and you need to cancel your track immediately. Katy be knowing.
I think Ed Sheeran’s “The Shape of You” would have been a perfect upbeat and pop track for you to tackle since you have that long list of lovers. Just sing along and indulge us with naming how you love them all.
You know, Khalid’s “Young Dumb and Broke” is definitely a great song for you. You are nowhere near broke since your net worth is $280 mil, but you sure do act like a young dumb blonde at times. Whose bright idea was it to do-over September? Do you remember? Because I shall never forget this.