Famous singer Adele, who has returned to the music world with her latest album 30, is among the artists who have campaigned for the ‘play’ choice, and in announcing its change world’s largest audio streaming service Spotify specifically mentioned her.
That is a big reason why customers of Spotify saw ‘play’ as the album default option on the Spotify, so songs will be heard in the order they appear on an album — though users can still elect the “shuffle” option.
Adele, whose much anticipated new album “30” shot to the top of the charts within hours of its release Friday, is among the artists who have campaigned for the “play” choice, and in announcing its change Spotify specifically mentioned her.
“As Adele mentioned, we are excited to share that we have begun rolling out a new Premium feature that has been long requested by both users and artists to make play the default button on all albums,” a spokesman for the Swedish company said.
“For those users still wishing to shuffle an album, they can go to the Now Playing View and select the shuffle toggle.”
Adele took to Twitter to express her thanks and wrote, “We do not create albums with so much care and thought into our tracklisting for no reason,” she said. “Our art tells a story and our stories should be listened to as we intended. Thank you Spotify for listening.”
The English singer and songwriter is known for songs that combine raw, deeply personal feelings with strong musicality. On her album ’30’, Adele, her voice sometimes breaking, sings about her divorce and the guilt, depression, and self-doubt that followed — a story she wanted listeners to hear as she had crafted it.