Tim Stack
January 15, 2010 AT 09:17 PM EST

Matthew Morrison, nominated for a Golden Globe this weekend for Glee, is busy shooting the hit Fox series but took a break to talk about his new deal with Mercury Records and his upcoming album. The actor says that Mercury was the label who best understood his musical taste. “To be honest, they really were the people that got my vision,” admits Morrison. “What I’m creating has yet to be defined yet but I want it to be something very diverse. For me, music is about creating a mood. The best songs for me are songs that I just lose myself in.” While it’s tentatively scheduled to drop later this year, Morrison says he’s a little nervous about recording an album so quickly. “That seems pretty fast,” admits Morrison. “I don’t wanna put out a crap CD. I want it to be with substance. I don’t wanna be singing about money or handbags.” So, what will the album sound like? Think old-school. “I’m drawing my inspiration from like Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. All those people that kind of did it all: film, TV, Broadway. I’m just so influenced by that music.”

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