In the Studio with Glee's Matthew Morrison

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ET is with "Glee" star Matthew Morrison as he steps into the studio to perform music from his debut solo album.
Matthew recorded the album -- which includes duets with Elton John and Gwyneth Paltrow --in London, New York and Los Angeles during breaks from shooting the FOX hitin which he plays eternally optimistic high school teacher and glee club director Will Schuester.
The star says snagging some big names for the album was huge for him and in Gwyneth's case it helped that she guest starred on "Glee." "Gwyneth was kind of a natural progression, from her just being on the show, and that was kind of an easy ask because we became really great friends."
Matthew said he was surprised he ended up doing such a diverse album. "It was just such an amazing experience, and something that I didn't really know what I was getting myself into. When I thought if I would ever do an album, being from Broadway, I thought it would be a standards album, or some kind of Broadway album. But this is really what I wanted to do."
The actor/musician -- who recently premiered his debut single "Summer Rain" -- says he thinks the album will have something for everybody. "There are some songs you can rock out to, I think there are some songs you can hear at the club, there are some songs that make you cry. It's a sensitive, rock, funky album."
Watch the video to see Matthew in action at the AOL Music studios while filming an episode of "Sessions," which will be streaming on AOL Music beginning May 2. Matthew's self-titled debut album hits stores May 10 and he embarks on a nationwide tour beginning June 18.