Lana Del Rey Dabbles In Synth-Pop On Glorious 2011 Demo “BBM Baby”
Lana Del Rey’s leaky laptop is the 8th wonder of the world. From “Queen Of Disaster” and “Serial Killer” to “Super Movie,” a steady stream of unreleased material continues to trickle online. The latest gem to randomly appear on YouTube is “BBM Baby” — an adorable synth-pop experiment from 2011. “Be my BBM baby. Middle of the night, waking up to write,” she coos on the Penguin Prison-produced ode to Blackberry Messenger. “Be my BBM baby. I don’t want to fight, you’re the one I like.”
“She came over and we worked on a song a while ago,” the producer told Filter in 2011. “It was called BBM Baby, I guess it was about her Blackberry Messenger.” He then explained how the unreleased collaboration came about. “I met her like two years ago and hung out with her a bunch in London and New York. She’s funny, she’s a very entertaining person to hang out with, and she has a wonderful singing voice.” As much as I love my LDR pitch black, this frothy gem is an absolute delight. Listen below.