Listen to Lana Del Rey's Latest Song, "Brooklyn Baby"

Slate's Culture Blog
June 8 2014 12:59 PM

Lana Del Rey's Latest Song, "Brooklyn Baby," Is a Lovely Ballad

484695459-singer-lana-del-rey-performs-onstage-during-day-3-of
Del Rey slows down on "Brooklyn Baby."

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella

We've now heard a handful of songs from Lana Del Rey's forthcoming album, Ultraviolence—enough to know that the record is a mature and exciting development of the singer's retro sound.

Her latest song, "Brooklyn Baby," probably isn't the best cut on the album: it's lacking one of those big, chewy vocal hooks that uplift so much of her work, and its subdued languor sometimes gets tedious. But the melody is lovely, and Del Rey still doesn't sound like anyone else. You can listen to the track below; Ultraviolence is out June 17.  

Sharan Shetty is a writer for Brow Beat. You can follow him on Twitter

TODAY IN SLATE

Frame Game

Hard Knocks

I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.

Chief Justice John Roberts Says $1,000 Can’t Buy Influence in Congress. Looks Like He’s Wrong.

After This Merger, One Company Could Control One-Third of the Planet's Beer Sales

Hidden Messages in Corporate Logos

If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter

Sports Nut

Giving Up on Goodell

How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.

How Can We Investigate Potential Dangers of Fracking Without Being Alarmist?

My Year as an Abortion Doula       

  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 15 2014 8:56 PM The Benghazi Whistleblower Who Might Have Revealed a Massive Scandal on his Poetry Blog
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 15 2014 7:27 PM Could IUDs Be the Next Great Weapon in the Battle Against Poverty?
  Life
Outward
Sept. 15 2014 4:38 PM What Is Straight Ice Cream?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 15 2014 11:38 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 4  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Listen."
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 15 2014 8:58 PM Lorde Does an Excellent Cover of Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights”
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 15 2014 4:49 PM Cheetah Robot Is Now Wireless and Gallivanting on MIT’s Campus
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 15 2014 11:00 AM The Comet and the Cosmic Beehive
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.