This Taylor Swift cover was brought to you by free iPad apps

Taylor on a budget definitely works.

Mar 1, 2020, 6:58 pm*

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Greg Seals

Taylor Swift contains multitudes. If that’s a sentiment you’re still unsure of, refer to the songstress’s music video for “Shake it Off” in which she showcases a range of personalities that spans from ballerina to B-girl and everyone in between.

But if you still need a little more convincing, refer to YouTuber Chase Holfedler’s take on Swift’s “Out of the Woods.” Holfedler was challenged by a friend “to cover a song using only free music apps on my iPad.” After choosing the singer’s latest 1989 single he went about recreating her new over-the-top pop sound by employing seven different free music apps including a drum machine, keyboard, and harmonizer. 

His take was so original it even got a shout out on Twitter from Swift herself. 

While it doesn’t have the soulful smoothness of Postmodern Jukebox’s “Shake It Off” cover, Holfelder’s cover just goes to show that good music doesn’t have to cost a cent. 

Screeshot via YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 20, 2014, 10:52 pm