Hear Lana Del Rey’s New Song ‘Brooklyn Baby’
By Shannon Carlin
On the moody, reverb-heavy track off her new album (out June 17), Lana plays the lovesick flower child we all know that she is, but it’s not all peace and love, she’s dealing with whether or not her older flame can handle her hipster lifestyle.
“My boyfriend’s in the band, he plays guitar while I sing Lou Reed,” she sings over a persistent snare drum. “I’ve got feathers in my hair, I get down to Beat poetry…I’m a Brooklyn baby.”
Soon she’s ironically bragging about her Brooklyn status cooing about smoking hydroponic pot and her rare jazz collection. She probably makes her own artisanal pickles too.
“My boyfriend’s pretty cool,” she sings. “But not as cool as me.”
Ultraviolence is out June 17.