Taylor has shared a unique cover of Earth, Wind & Fire's "September," where she gives the 1978 funk hit a warm country-tinged feel. Her version of "September" was
recorded at The Tracking Room in Nashville as part of the Spotify Singles series.
Taylor released the cover Friday (April 13), along with a new acoustic version of her "reputation" single "Delicate."
Taylor used to play for Team Apple. Way back in 2015, following an open letter penned by Taylor about the platform’s refusal to pay artist royalties during its free trial period and a
subsequent policy change, Apple Music became the first streaming service to offer her "1989" album. That was the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership, with Swift going on
to appear in a whole series of ads for the service. But now, just as Apple Music seems poised to overtake Spotify in the US, Taylor’s switched sides.
First, Taylor Swift’s catalog returned to Spotify last June. Then she released an alternate video for her "reputation" track “Delicate” as a Spotify exclusive. And now she’s releasing a
cover of Earth, Wind & Fire’s 1978 hit “September” as another Spotify exclusive.
Specifically, her “September” cover is the latest (and highest profile) installment in the platform’s Spotify Singles series. Notably, it’s the first song she’s shared since "reputation" came out
last year, and it also comes along with an acoustic version of “Delicate.”
Taylor is also set to appear on the upcoming album from Sugarland. The country duo, made up of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, released the tracklist for Bigger today, and Swift is
featured as a vocalist on “Babe,” a song that she wrote with Train’s Pat Monahan.