Victorian Poetry Meets House Music in Matt Warren’s ‘How Do I Love Thee’


Matt Warren’s “How Do I Love Thee” featuring Pepper Gomez takes inspiration from the famous Victorian-era poem, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. But instead of orchestral sounds from the time period, Warren clashes it up with house music.

“This is my first release of my own music in ten years. I’ve been producing, engineering and remixing for others, but have not focused on my creative needs for a long time. I felt like I wanted to do a record that reflects my journey as both a musician and DJ,” he said. “I really wanted to give that old school feel to the songs..I guess what I mean is to record ‘real music’ with live instruments and arrangements…which are kind of a homage of all the music I grew up listening to.”


The song certainly has a ’90s house feel and is certainly enjoyable. However, the accompanying music video might have been better if it stuck to the colorful visuals. The differences between the glittery, neon visual and the dull clips are stark. The latter also doesn’t agree with the song as much.

Victoria Johnson
Freelance entertainment and politics writer. 1/2 of the #NerdsOnHipHop podcast. I'm also known to dabble in photography and graphic design.

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