Shinedown frontman Brent Smith and Jack White‘s Third Man Records are among those applauding Adele in her effort to remove the shuffle option as the default setting for playing albums on Spotify.
In a tweet over the weekend, the “Rolling in the Deep” superstar revealed that she’d requested the change alongside the release of her much-anticipated new album, 30.
“We don’t create albums with so much care and thought into our track listing for no reason,” Adele wrote. “Our art tells a story and our stories should be listened to as we intended. Thank you Spotify for listening.”
Smith very much agreed with that sentiment, writing in an Instagram post, “The fact that @adele was able to get @Spotify to remove the shuffle button on album pages is massive.”
“Simply put, albums do tell a story whether they are conceptual, or not,” Smith says. “They are a snapshot, ‘a window in time’ into the hearts, and minds of the artist.”
“Now some opinions of this may be, what’s the big deal? and why does it matter?” he continues. “It matters because it gives value back to the music, and the artist. Ultimately it comes down to respect. So with that being said, we applaud you @adele and @spotify.”
Meanwhile, the Third Man Records Twitter account retweeted Adele’s statement alongside a trio of clapping hands emojis.
— Third Man Records (@thirdmanrecords) November 21, 2021
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