Following the rich tradition of green, misguided singers releasing singles in the hopes of capitalizing on some motif of kids these days, and then becoming lambs on the express bus to the
[internet] slaughter— Catey Shaw’s “Brooklyn Girls.”
Within 24 hours of the video’s release, it’s gone (the bad kind of) viral and Shaw has been dubbed "the Rebecca Black of Brooklyn Gentrification.” Ouch. Being it seems that she’s a fairly new implant to Brooklyn from Virginia Beach, Shaw obviously wasn’t aware of the Fight Club-esque protocol of being a 20-something moving to North Brooklyn— DO NOT TALK ABOUT IT, or face an onslaught of bitter native New Yorkers, and oddly, even more embittered migrants to New York, who are ready to throw the entire weight of the blame of the dirtiest word in the five boroughs— gentrification— on you. It’s a complex issue that probably doesn’t have a place being respectfully discussed amongst the riffraff ensuing from this song/video’s inception; so for now, let’s just be dignified, and on this #tbt remember last year’s “Brooklyn Girls”— “Chinese Food” by Alison Gold.
By: Stephanie Borgovan