Spotify says it ‘loves and respects’ Adele as singer withholds ’25’ from all streaming services

Fans will have to pay for the singer's third studio effort

Spotify has it is working on making Adele’s new album ’25’ available on the streaming service.

The LP has not been put on any streaming service despite officially being released today (November 20). Fans can currently stream Adele’s chart-topping new single ‘Hello’ on Spotify, but the rest of the new album is unavailable.

Users are greeted with the following message when they try to listen to the record: “The artist or their representatives have decided not to release this album on Spotify just yet. We’re working on it and hope we can change their minds soon.”

A spokesperson for the streaming service added: “We love and respect Adele, as do her 24 million fans on Spotify. We hope that she will give those fans the opportunity to enjoy ’25’ on Spotify alongside ’19’ and ’21’ very soon.”


A few other tracks from the album have already been unveiled, including live performances of ‘When We Were Young’ (with Tobias Jesso Jr) and ‘Water Under The Bridge’.

In the build up to the album’s release, Adele has given a number of interviews talking about its themes and production.

The singer told Zane Lowe: “The love songs on this record are about overcoming obstacles in relationships. And that’s actually the best feeling in the world. I’m also super fascinated by going from loving someone so much to hating them. That’s what ‘All I Ask’ is.”

She added “Sometimes I wish I had it in me to attempt to evolve record by record like legends do. But I don’t think I could pull it off. There’s only one Madonna.”

Adele also denied turning down a collaboration with Beyoncé, saying: “There’s a rumour going round that I turned Beyoncé down. Which I would never be so disrespectful as to do. I’d never disrespect her like that. Obviously, like, Queen B ’til the day I die.”