Adele Wants You To Listen To Her Album In Order, And Spotify Agrees – Boston News, Weather, Sports

(CNN) — When it comes to her art, Adele has a certain way she likes to do things. The singer believes that the songs on an album should be listened to in their order – and now she has streaming giant Spotify on hand.

After the release of her fourth album “30”, the shuffle button is no longer the default option for listening to albums on Spotify – but listeners will hear the songs in their listed order.

“This was the only request I had in our ever-changing industry!” Adele wrote on Twitter Sunday. “We don’t make albums with so much care and it’s not for nothing that we thought about our track list. Our art tells a story and our stories should be heard as we intended. Thanks Spotify for listening.”

Looks like Spotify was more than happy to oblige, write “everything for you” in answer to the singer’s tweet.

“As Adele said, we’re excited to share that we’ve started rolling out a new Premium feature that users and artists alike have long requested to make play the default button on all albums,” a Spotify spokesperson told me. spokesperson to CNN. “For those users who still want to shuffle an album, they can go to the Now Playing view and select the shuffle switch. As always, we will continue to iterate on our products and features to create the best experiences for artists and their fans alike.”

The album ’30’, which was released on November 19 and focuses on Adele’s healing process after her divorce from ex-husband Simon Konecki, has widespread acclaim from critics. The singer has described it as the true one closest to her heart.

Premium listeners can still shuffle individual songs if they wish, but several fans thanked Adele online for the update, saying they would never listen to an album on shuffle, especially the first time.

A significant portion of users seem annoyed by the move, with several fans criticizing Adele for asking for the default shuffle to be removed.

Taylor Swift previously criticized Spotify for its free service, arguing that artists weren’t getting enough royalties and pull her entire catalog of the platform in 2014 — although they the movement returned in 2017.

Adele’s own relationship with Spotify hasn’t always been so cozy, though. When she released her latest album ’25’ she decided to… avoid streaming, saying it was “a bit disposable” and “music should be an event.” The album was later added to streaming.

Last month ‘Easy on Me’, the first single from ’30’, was released. broke Spotify’s record for most streamed song in one day, breaking the UK record for most streams in one week.

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