Spotify has removed the shuffle button from album pages after Adele requested that the songs in an album should be played in the artist’s own order.
In a tweet on Sunday, November 21, the singer thanked the streaming service for listening to her request, which she initially made so that her latest album 30 would be played in the order that it was curated, so listeners could experience the correct narrative flow.
Prior to Adele’s request, Spotify shuffled songs as its default option when playing albums, meaning listeners ended up hearing the songs in a random order instead of the track list order.
“This was the only request I had in our ever-changing industry,” Adele tweeted. “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.”
Spotify’s Twitter account tweeted in response, “Anything for you.”
Chris Macowski, head of music communications at Spotify, also confirmed the new feature to The Verge. “As Adele mentioned, we are excited to share that we have begun rolling out a new Premium feature that has long been requested by both users and artists to make play the default button on all albums,” he said.
The spokesperson, however, said that the shuffle option can still be enabled by toggling on the shuffle icon when viewing an individual track.