Stacked with banjos — and, of course, the ever-polarizing Swift herself — the new version of the tune has attracted some rather severe backlash on Twitter.
Some people have compared it to "unseasoned chicken," while others are just straight-up refusing to hit play.
See some of the harshest and most hilarious reactions to Swift's take on "September" below.
No one who respects Earth Wind and Fire or funk music would ever cover a song like that with banjos.— Ray (@YarmondShore) April 13, 2018
No one who loves that song takes a classic and makes it sound like unseasoned chicken.
Raisins in a potato salad, but make it music. https://t.co/gW4baVgmvR— Brian Josephs (@Bklyn_Rock) April 13, 2018
Good morning, Twitter. I see Friday the 13th is off to a strong start. https://t.co/nHmGtLOZQu— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) April 13, 2018
I most certainly will not https://t.co/F8xIlibolu— Ira Madison III (@ira) April 13, 2018
See and I wasn't even gonna comment on her having the audacity to cover soul LEGENDS like Earth, Wind, & Fire but now that they done threw it in my face here we are pic.twitter.com/O5NiWkqe4W— Sylvia Obell (@SylviaObell) April 13, 2018
Can she pick it back up? Because infinite no. https://t.co/SzO7CI7uFw— Bank Black With Your Vibranium (@Steph_I_Will) April 13, 2018
I clicked "play" and it never played. When I tell you God got me...— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) 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 don't really want to hear Taylor Swift mess around with a classic like "September." I'm good.— Touré (@Toure) April 13, 2018
give yourself a few hours to ease into this nice spring day before listening to the taylor swift cover of "september," which will ruin it— Puja Patel (@senari) April 13, 2018
I listened to Taylor Swift's cover of "September" by Earth, Wind, and Fire. Shit sounded like a wet March.— Danez Smith (@Danez_Smif) April 13, 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 covered earth, wind & fire's "september"? pic.twitter.com/nF7vnWQ5Qu— niki (@missjournalism) April 13, 2018
oh my god, I just heard the clip of Taylor Swift doing "September" and it's possibly the worst thing I've ever heard. It sounds like a jingle for a yogurt commercial— Sign Pointing Enthusiast (@BostonNooga) April 13, 2018
Keep it https://t.co/8GrBEtIhJD— Calum Slingerland (@C_Slingerland) April 13, 2018