In the most #FridayFeeling news we can think of, Taylor Swift has put her entire back catalogue back onto Spotify.
It remains unknown what bosses have said, done or *ahem* paid to tempt Tay to change her tune, but you can now play the full shebang on both the free and premium versions of the streaming service.
The “Blank Space” singer’s management announced the news through her official Instagram fan account in the early hours of Friday morning, much to the joy of UK fans staying up all night to watch the General Election results roll in.
“In celebration of 1989 selling over 10 million albums worldwide and the RIAA’s 100 Million Song Certification announcement, Taylor wants to thank her fans by making her entire back catalogue available to all streaming services tonight at midnight,” read the message.
However, fans were quick to notice something fishy about Miss Swift’s timing: her Spotify release coincides with the release of her “straight-up enemy” Katy Perry’s new album Witness. Simply unfortunate, or a serious case of “Bad Blood”? Either way, we’re firmly in favour of sisterhood here, so hurry up and put this silly feud to bed please ladies.
Taylor Swift re-releasing her whole discography to Spotify the day Katy Perry releases her new album is the level of petty I aspire to be
— Thomas Bleach (@ThomasBleach) June 9, 2017
— Emu (@colinm0212) June 9, 2017
— Fernando Soto (@94FernandoSoto) June 9, 2017
— Wendy M. ☠️😈 (@GotLost86) June 9, 2017
Tay pulled her music from Spotify back in 2014, after criticising the company for failing to compensate artists fairly. She took issue with its free ad-supported package and sided with Apple Music, which users must pay for, instead. Before signing on the dotted line with them, she insisted that the tech giant pay artists royalties during its three-month free trial period.
Given the relentless growth of streaming, however, it seems that the Swift camp has wised up to the promotional benefits of getting back together with Spotify, since more listeners equals more fans willing to pay for tour tickets and merchandise.
Spotify boasts more than 50 million subscribers, with another 50 million or more using the free version.