I was half hoping for a crazy app to be launched called Girls Apploud where you could adjust each of their vocal mixes on the fly.
I think they probably wanted to have the song available on the night. And maybe the full press release will have information about the available formats. The official charts article said “we don’t know anything about the formats yet”, basically.I mean I don't think announcing it tomorrow or today is going to make a difference in the preorders, honestly.
I don’t necessarily trust Universal and releasing CD physicals just because of a layout choice online or a certain way metadata was filled out. For example: https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/lights-10-ellie-goulding/ht0az2axi909a and https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/halcyon-nights-ellie-goulding/bvfr7qhq6mz5a neither of these had CDs.I mean, definitely will be a physical cd, as it mentions discs 1 to 3. Otherwise the tracklist would probably be all together.