Friday 19 January 2018

Morrison: I can only do my best

Matthew Morrison says he learnt a lot from writing songs
Matthew Morrison says he learnt a lot from writing songs

Matthew Morrison has insisted he's not trying to compete with Glee's musical success.

The actor, who plays Mr Schuester in the hit show, has created a self-titled album of his own but says it wouldn't be possible to replicate the chart-topping Glee records.

"There's going to be a lot of expectations for this album, you know. I'm in such a spotlight right now... I just want to do the best I can and just continue the growth," he explained.

Matthew, who will tour the UK with the debut album in June, said writing songs gave him a chance to reflect on his life.

"I learned so much about myself and kind of dealt with some things I guess I had been suppressing for a while," he revealed.

"A lot of the songs I wrote were about my 20s, living in New York City, kind of being away from my family for the first time."

The 32-year-old said the album's most personal song is My Name, a tune about the duality of his Glee character and his real self.

"I walk down the street and people are like, 'Hey, it's Mr Schu' or 'It's the guy from Glee', and no one really knows my name," he added.

"You're in people's living rooms every single week and they feel like they know that character and they think that's who you are."

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