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What is ugliness? Venture into the darkness with this alternative rock single laced with latin and german expressionist influences.

The track is the first to be released off his fall record Hotel Vol. 2. Keeping with the themes and story-telling from his July EP Hotel Vol. 1, “Ugly” continues the tale of a troubled man finding a new life and new challenges - this time through an experience with an unpleasant love interest.

Reflecting on “Ugly”, Dante Mazzetti offers a clear explanation, "The word ugly has such an immense amount of power. People react strongly to it - especially when it refers to a woman. That in itself says something. I purposefully wrote ‘Ugly’ to be able to be interpreted in different ways. I like to let the listener make the decision on how they want to receive the meaning. Some people hear it as being about a man who is sponging off of an aesthetically unattractive woman. I like to think of it as a song about a woman who is beautiful on the outside, yet has an ugly soul. I hope to inspire the listener to question the meaning of ugliness and to search for more in my songs than the surface understanding of the lyrics."

In July, Mazzetti made his official return to music with Hotel Vol. 1. With four new original songs, the record brought together acoustic folk and soul, laced with lyrical storytelling. The EP is the first of two volumes that bring together various unreleased songs in folk and Americana, but emphasize Mazzetti’s ability as a songwriter to express struggles and triumphs in life. For the artist, a piece of music is a living organism - always evolving, improving, finding new creative avenues to explore.

Mazzetti says, “The music on this EP is a mixture of accessibility and wild imagery. I’ve always enjoyed making music that goes off on a tangent but doesn’t fall off the cliff. The songs are doors that open easily into bizarre worlds rather than places of comfort.”

“Ugly” introduces the second part to Dante Mazzetti’s vision. Whereas Vol. 1 incorporated higher energy and excitement, Vol. 2 ventures into the slow tempo darkness. Dante Mazzetti’s new EP Hotel Vol. 2 is set for release this November 22, 2019.


Have you seen
A very ugly girl
Well, I’m with her

Do you know me
Well, I’m kind of white
I’m kind of bitter

I’m really just kind of misunderstood
I love your sister but I know she’d never treat me good

[Repeat Chorus]

Well we danced in the moonlight
when she told me goodbye
Such an evil mind
oh yeah

And the world just spits on you like a dog
And if you want something from it
You better hold on to that hog

[Repeat Chorus]

And the world just spits on you like a dog
If you want something from it
You better hold on to that hog

[Repeat Chorus]


released September 20, 2019
Dante Mazzetti - vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, upright bass, drums
Peter Kuan - trumpet, piano


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Dante Mazzetti New York, New York

"standout songwriter" - New Music Weekly

"a multi-talented musician" - The Independent

“Dante Mazzetti has stories to tell and a compelling voice through which to offer them.”
- Rhythm and Boots NYC

Named "Top 20 Prospects 2019" by Music Connection Magazine, Dante Mazzetti delivers a unique brand of Americana-folk blues-rock. He is known for his expressive vocals and multi-instrumental style.
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