At Adele’s request, Spotify brings order to listening to albums

(AFP) – Listening to an album in the original order of its songs has become the ‘default’ mode for paid Spotify subscribers, which granted a request from British pop diva Adele and made it less accessible the “random” mode.

Sunday, a paying Spotify subscriber choosing to listen to any album was only offered a single play mode, not the shuffle or “shuffle” feature, characterized by two intersecting arrows.

On Twitter, Adele, whose latest installment, “30”, released Friday, is a global event, applauded the change.

“It was the only request I had for our ever-changing industry!” She wrote. “We don’t put so much care and thought into the tracklist for no reason. Our music tells a story and our stories should be heard as we thought them. Thank you Spotify for listening,” added the British artist , who concludes his message with two emoticons representing a glass of wine and a heart.

In “30”, a reference to the age she was when she started to write this album, Adele confides in particular on her divorce and the consequences it had in her son’s life.

“As Adele said, we are happy to announce that we have launched a new Premium service, long demanded by artists and users, which makes the function + play + the default button on all albums,” said confirmed to AFP a spokesperson for Spotify.

“Those who still want to play an album randomly can go to the + now playing + view and select the shuffle button,” Spotify adds.

“30” marks the return of Adele, 33, on the music scene after several years of silence. In October, the single “Easy on me” reached over 24 million UK listeners in the first week, breaking the record for the most listened to in the country when it was released.