'September' cowriter calls T-Swift cover "boring"

posted by Just Jordyn - 

Last month (April), Taylor Swift did something that I personally felt wasn't needed, I guess as surprise music for her Fans. She released a cover of the iconic song September by legendary group Earth, Wind & Fire. I personally thought it was weak, but my coworkers liked it, so there's that. 

Apparently co-writer of the song, Allee Willis, liked it in the beginning too, but now wants to be completely honest about how she feels in regards to the Taylor Swift cover. In a statement made to BillboardWillis stated"Taylor Swift is the absolute cherry on top of a very soulful and happy sundae." Which you know, is understandable since Taylor Swift is one of the most popular artists of today, and September was Willis' first major song. But now that she's had some time to truly reflect, she's had a change of heart. 

Last month (April), Taylor Swift did something that I personally felt wasn't needed, I guess as surprise music for her Fans. She released a cover of the iconic song September by legendary group Earth, Wind & Fire. I personally thought it was weak, but my coworkers liked it, so there's that. 

 Singer Taylor Swift (C) accepts the Album of the Year award for '1989' onstage from musicians (L-R) Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson of Earth, Wind & Fire during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Willis had a follow up discussion with Billboard but this time with her honest opinion. 

"On the same day things happened in Syria, the FBI broke into Michael Cohen's office... the worst thing that happened as far as the Internet was concerned on this 449th day of all of our brains feeling like they've been hurled back and forth like squash balls, the top-trending topic on Twitter was the Taylor Swift cut of 'September,'" said Willis.  "I didn't really think she did a horrible job. 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. 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."

I just want to take the time to say that "as lethargic as a drunk turtle dozing under a sunflower after ingesting a bottle of Valium" is the shadiest simile I've heard in a while; and because of that simile, Willis absolutely deserves the induction she is going to receive into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this upcoming June. 

Either way, I still don't like the song, but I'll let you listen and then tell me what you think. 

Just Jordyn

Just Jordyn

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