Adele‘s ’25’ is smashing something serious in its second week on sale.
The album is benefitting in earnest from the singer’s rejection of streaming services. Indeed, as at writing, the ‘Hello’ led LP is capitalising on its immense buzz by being only available to buy. No Spotify, no Apple Music, no Tidal.
With streaming now factoring into chart positions, many have been wondering why the Brit-bred belter has adopted such a position.
Wonder no more, because the songbird has spilled on her stance.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, the 27-year-old explained:
“[Streaming] probably is the future, but, eh. There are kids I know who are, like, nine who don’t even know what a fucking CD is! I’ve got my CDs out on display in my house just to prove a point. Maybe CDs will have a massive comeback like vinyl did. Actually I think cassettes, just to be a pain in the ass! [Laughs] I’ve got all my Destiny’s Child cassettes!”
It’s great to see an artist take a stand for what they believe in.
Adele’s words once again crack open the debate surrounding streaming. What’s your take on music on demand: help or hindrance?