Aussie music fans woke up this morning to a rather nice surprise by way of a brand new album by musical icons Jay-Z and Beyoncé, however Spotify users might find themselves having to wait quite some time for the record to make it to their preferred streaming service.
Earlier this year, Jay-Z and Beyoncé announced that they were heading out on a joint concert tour named the ‘On The Run II Tour’. Needless to say, this lead to a huge amount of speculation about whether or not one of music’s biggest power couples were set to release new music together, or if we’re indeed set to get some Aussie dates as well. With the tour having recently kicked off in Europe, it now seems the former question has been answered.
Being released as a Tidal exclusive earlier today, Jay-Z and Beyoncé have teamed up as The Carters to release their first joint album, titled Everything Is Love, however it seems as though a lot of the music-consuming public won’t get a chance to hear it.
With Jay-Z famously in charge of music streaming service Tidal, the platform has been said to be in struggle town over the last year, with many choosing Apple Music and Spotify over the relatively young platform.
Of course, many music fans would have noticed this over the years, with the pair’s strong loyalty to Tidal means that while the majority of Jay-Z’s back catalogue is absent from Spotify, Beyoncé’s most-recent – and arguably most popular – record, Lemonade, is also suspiciously absent from the service.