Lana Del Rey told the Guardian that she had Lou Reed on her mind when she wrote "Brooklyn Baby." She name-checks him (and the Who's "My Generation") in the breezy discussion of hipster Americana backed by big drums. Apparently there was a mutual appreciation. She flew over to New York to meet him. "I took the red eye, touched down at 7 a.m…" she says. "And two minutes later he died."