âBrooklyn Babyâ is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey for her third studio album, Ultraviolence (2014). It was written by Del Rey, and Barrie OâNeill, while production was handled by Dan Auerbach. The song was released on June 8, 2014, by Polydor Records and Interscope Records, as the fourth single from Ultraviolence.Miriam Coleman of Rolling Stone described Del Reyâs vocals as âbreathyâ an called the melody of the song âreminiscent of 1960s girl-group hitsâ. In the song, Del Rey pokes fun at the hipster subculture, referencing several cliches about them, Brooklyn, and Millennials. Del Rey said that she wrote the song with Lou Reed in mind. She was supposed to work with him and flew to New York City to meet him, but he died the day she arrived. He is referenced in the line âAnd my boyfriendâs in a band/ He plays guitar while I sing Lou Reedâ.