Spotify stopped mixing albums by default after Adele’s request to remove the offensive ‘shuffle’ button from all pages of the album. You will now be able to play the songs in order when you press the “play” button.
Previously, the music streaming app only allowed you to play songs from an album by default in random order. Apple Music, on the other hand, has always allowed users to play music consecutively in an album. Adele was not a fan of embracing Spotify’s random play mode. “Our art tells a story and our stories need to be listened to as we intended,” she wrote on Twitter.
And Spotify replied, “All for you.”
Everything for you 🙏✨
– Spotify (@Spotify) November 21, 2021
A spokesman for the popular streaming music platform announced that Spotify has started introducing a new Premium feature to make sequential playback a default option on all albums. For those of you who still want to mix songs, to Adele’s horror, you can go to the “Now playing” view and select the “shuffle” option.
However, don’t let the interaction between Adele and Spotify fool you. The British singer did not have a great relationship with streaming services. In 2015, she went so far as to block the streaming of her album “25”, although she eventually returned to streaming music services. Spotify may have remembered this and may not want to get on the wrong side of Adele again.
The new change comes immediately after the release of Adele’s new album “30”. Her single “Easy on Me,” which was part of the album, broke Spotify’s record for most global streams in a single day.
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