Adele has persuaded Spotify to remove the shuffle button from all albums to ensure songs play in the artist’s chosen order.
The English singer-songwriter revealed on Sunday the “only request” she made to the streaming platform before Friday’s release of her latest album, 30, was that all anthologies of music be played as intended on Spotify.
The album is the first from Adele in six years. It rocketed to the top of the charts within hours of its release.
“We don’t create albums with so much care and thought into our track listing for no reason,” Adele tweeted.
“Our art tells a story and our stories should be listened to as we intended.”
Spotify tweeted in response to Adele’s post, “Anything for you”.
In a statement to The New Daily, Spotify said it had begun rolling out a new Premium feature that had been “long requested by both users and artists” to make the play button stream the album in the track listing order as default.
Currently, albums on Spotify have a default “play” button with a small “shuffle” symbol underneath.
The “shuffle” symbol will be removed from the default avenue to listen to new albums.
“For those users still wishing to shuffle an album, they can go to the Now Playing View and select the shuffle toggle,” a Spotify spokesperson said.
“As always, we will continue to iterate our products and features to create the best experiences for both artists and their fans.”
TND has contacted Spotify for clarification on when these album changes will occur in Australia.
Previously, Adele had been reluctant to have her music published on the world’s largest music streaming platform.
Her last album, 25, was made available on streaming platforms only in June 2016 – seven months after its record-breaking sales in Britain, with more than three million copies sold in a week.
The first single from Adele’s new album, Easy On Me, broke the record for most global streams in a day.
Britain’s best-selling female artist of the century and 15-time Grammy Award winner thanked the music platform for listening.
Sunrise host’s massive ‘oversight’
Spotify’s Adele shuffle shake-up came as Weekend Sunrise co-host Matt Doran said he was “mortified” about an error that cost the Seven Network an interview with the singer.
Doran flew to London earlier for an exclusive interview with Adele about 30. But Sony vetoed the use of the footage after Doran admitted to the superstar that he had not listened to her new album.
It came after Adele quizzed Doran on why there had been no questions about the album during the 20-minute interview.
“What do you think of my album?” she asked.
“I haven’t listened to it,” he replied.
Doran has since apologised and said he had missed an email with a preview copy of the songs.
“It was an oversight but not a deliberate snub,” the BBC reports he said.
“This is the most important email I have ever missed.”
News Corp reports that the network suspended Doran for a fortnight after the slip-up. He has denied those reports, and was back presenting Weekend Sunrise last Saturday.