Adele has convinced bosses at Spotify to make a significant change to the shuffle button on album pages.
On Saturday, a moderator for Pop Crave wrote on Twitter, “Following the release of ’30’ by @Adele, Spotify removed the shuffle button as the default option when playing albums. Now, listeners have to listen to every album’s track list in order.”
The following day, Adele – who dropped her fourth studio album 30 last week – reposted the tweet and confirmed the news.
“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.”
In response, a Spotify rep simply wrote: “Anything for you.”
The shuffle button still appears on playlists.