Open Road Music Inc.
| Matt Rovey|
21 October 2016
| October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)|
Gypsy Road, Crop Circles, Dirt, Trail in Life, Dean Brody
Beautiful Freakshow is the sixth studio album by Canadian country music artist Dean Brody. It was released on October 21, 2016 via Open Road Recordings. Brody wrote or co-wrote all but one of the album's tracks. Beautiful Freakshow debuted at number 15 on the Canadian Albums Chart. Its lead single, "Bush Party", has charted in the top 10 of the Canada Country airplay chart.
"Bush Party" was released as the album's lead single on July 29, 2016. An accompanying music video premiered August 8, 2016. The song entered the Billboard Canada Country chart at number 39 and has since reached a peak position of 6.
"Time" was released to digital retailers on September 9, 2016 as the first promotional single. It debuted at number 37 on the Canadian Digital Songs component chart. It was later serviced to Canadian radio on November 18, 2016 as the second official single.
The title track, "Beautiful Freakshow", was released October 7, 2016 as the record's second promotional single. It features a rap from co-writer Shevy Price, a recording artist from Halifax.
Brody is scheduled to go on tour in support of the album in the spring of 2017. The Beautiful Freakshow Tour will commence on April 25, 2017 in Hamilton, Ontario, with dates announced through June 3, 2017 (as of November 2016). High Valley will accompany Brody on seven dates in Ontario, while Madeline Merlo will accompany the tour for the dates in the prairie provinces; the James Barker Band will serve as an opening act on all tour dates.
Anthony Easton of Exclaim! gave the album a mixed review and a 6-out-of-10 rating, labelling inconsistency as the album's downfall. "An album needs a frame, and a ruthless culling instinct," he writes. "Freakshow has neither. I keep wanting more from Brody, and he doesn't quite deliver."
1Bush Party3:42Beautiful Freakshow Wikipedia
2Soggy Bottom Summer (feat Alan Doyle)2:57
3Little Blue Volkswagen (feat Sarah Blackwood)3:35