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Lana Del Rey releases 'Brooklyn Baby'; fourth track off 'Ultraviolence' album

Brooklyn is definitely in the house.

Lana Del Rey sings about love and Brooklyn in this serene ballad released June 8.
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Lana Del Rey goes back to her Brooklyn roots in this serene ballad that captures all the elements of a modern day love story.

Following the success of her 2012 album, Born To Die, the melancholic singer transitions from her signature relaxed jazz sound to a more mature, darker vibe in Ultraviolence, her fourth studio album produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. "West Coast", "Shades of Cool", and the self-titled track "Ultraviolence", are prime examples of Del Rey's cool, melancholic sound and sway-worthy retro beats.

"Brooklyn Baby" is passion-filled, soft-rock ballad that speaks to the generational gap and vulnerability of falling in love with an older man: "They say I’m too young to love you / I don’t know what I need / they think I don’t understand the freedom land of the seventies.”

Del Rey emphasizes the hip Brooklyn attitude she acquired from living in New York, and plays homage to the borough that granted her opportunities at underground music venues. This track is refreshing, mature and down-to-earth.

Ultraviolence will be released on June 13.

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