- 22 Nov 21
Music streaming giant Spotify changes the default way albums are played after demands made by Adele.
Pop superstar Adele has convinced Spotify to remove the shuffle button as the default option while listening to albums.
The change comes as the Tottenham-native shared her brand new record 30 - her first album in six years. The streaming platform confirmed on Saturday (November 20th) that the removal was implemented after a request by the pop sensation.
"This was the only request I had in our ever changing industry!" Adele tweeted. "We don’t create albums with so much care and thought into our track listing for no reason. Our art tells a story, and our stories should be listened to as we intended. Thank you Spotify for listening."
This was the only request I had in our ever changing industry! We don’t create albums with so much care and thought into our track listing for no reason. Our art tells a story and our stories should be listened to as we intended. Thank you Spotify for listening 🍷♥️ https://t.co/XWlykhqxAy
— Adele (@Adele) November 21, 2021
The change, though, does not mean users can no longer shuffle an album, but rather that the system would default to playing tracks in the order chosen by the artist.
The album was released on November 19th, although the singer had already shared a number of songs on her TV special Adele: One Night Only. Focusing on the aftermath of her 2019 divorce from Simon Konecki, the new album is Adele's most personal and sensitive project yet.
Listen to the new album below: