It is believed that people have been listening carefully to all albums since the beginning.
The shuffle ends with AdeleAs the single artist who changed Spotify’s music listening experience,
Following the release of her album “30” on Friday, the company removed its default shuffle setting at her urging and will now automatically play tracks in the order they appear on the album.
“This was the only request I had in our ever changing industry!” Adele wrote on TwitterThis Saturday. “We don’t create albums with so much care and thought into our track listing for no reason. We want our art to tell a story. Thank you Spotify for listening.”
“Anything for you,” Spotify tweeted in response.
Premium users will still be able to access the shuffle function while a song is playing or listen to tracks across an artist’s discography at random, but the button has been removed from individual album pages.
While Spotify’s default setting has long been controversial among listeners and artists, few have the sway Adele carries: Her comeback single, “Easy On Me,” broke the platform’s record for most streams in a single day, with 24 million streams in 24 hours.
This new album is the result of a meticulously planned journey through a very turbulent time in her life. It chronicles her divorce from her ex-husband, Simon Konecki, and her journey to finding inner peace and healing, so it’s easy to see why the singer wants the album to unfold in a certain order.
Some fans balked at the idea of listening to the deeply personal record on shuffle; others criticized Spotify’s move.
Adele appears to have finally accepted streaming services, but her last record, “25,” was absent from Apple Music and Spotify for months after its initial release.
In 2015, she explained the reasons why she had rejected distribution models. interview with Time magazine, calling it a “bit disposable,” while praising Taylor Swift, who was a fellow streaming holdout at the time.
“I believe music should be an event. For me, all albums that come out, I’m excited about leading up to release day,” Adele said. “I don’t use streaming. I purchase my music. It is downloaded and then I purchase a physical copy. [copy] just to make up for the fact that someone else somewhere isn’t.”
“I know that streaming music is the future, but it’s not the only way to consume music,” she added. “I can’t pledge allegiance to something that I don’t know how I feel about yet.”
Adele may be the next to convince her manager that she will support artists of small and medium sizes. establishing a fair compensation systemFor each stream.