When he's not playing suave teacher Will Schuester on "Glee" these days, Matthew Morrison has been hard at work on his debut album, planned for a February release on Mercury.
On Wednesday (Dec. 23), Morrison posted a video to his YouTube page offering fans a sneak peak at the recording process and says that he's "about two songs away" from completing the project. "I've kind of always wanted to do an album, and with the success of 'Glee,' it's kind of afforded me the opportunity to make that happen," he says from a studio in New York, where he's recording with a full band.
Video: Matthew Morrison talks debut album
The Broadway vet says that he deciding on his musical approach was a process of "evolution." "I think in the beginning i was kind of trying to gear it towards the 'Glee' audience, to make a very poppy kind of vibrant record that a lot of younger people were gonna be into," he says. "But then I started writing those kind of songs and they just didn't resonate with me.
"I don't want to make a 'Glee' album, Morrison adds. "I want to do something that's really personal to me."