Matthew Morrison “Summer Rain” Premiere

Glee’s Matthew Morrison debuted his new single, “Summer Rain” from his upcoming debut album on the Ryan Seacrest radio show this morning.

The song, a mid-tempo ditty hints that Matt is taking the Michael Buble adult contemporary route with his sound, rather than heading in a pop direction. A smart move–Matt strikes me as a standards/Broadway kind of guy.

The label, Matt says, wanted him to do covers, but in order to be taken seriously, he realized he had to write his own music. “So that’s what I did,” he says.

Matt embarks on a world tour to promote the album, beginning in May.

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  • just missed the train

    hahahaha so lame. he’s living the life of mr. schue who would sing something that boring

  • dancin

    blah nothin new nothing exciting just meh

    ck out slezaks post i agree
    Summer Rain-off is no contest! Belinda Carlisle: scores glorious victory over Matthew Morrison:

  • Buffynut

    I think this is really bad. His voice not only isn’t distinct, but even with autotune, he sounds way off in parts.

  • tripp_ncwy

    This is only slightly better than Mark Salling single debut. It’s like something that they would sing on Glee. I will pass.

  • BootStar

    I can see why they wanted him to do covers. All the great old standards out there just waiting to be revitalized. Why sing mediocre crap when you could sing something great?

  • JJ123

    This is only slightly better than Mark Salling single debut.

    I LOVE Mark and bought his CD because I like him but yeah it was pretty bad, that single was one of only 2 songs that I could actually make it through. You’re right this is slightly better but definitely not good! What is with the Glee people having such terrible songs?? I’m sure there has to be some great song writers willing to jump on their trains and help them out.

  • milwlovesadam

    Big disappointment, I vote “meh” too. I had higher hopes. I love Glee, but, this is a boring Buble. And Buble already bores me.

  • girlygirl

    This is boring lyrically and he doesn’t sound very good.

    I’m not a Glee fan, but of what I’ve heard of their singing, I think Darren Criss might be the only one who has any chance of being a successful singer outside of the tv show

  • bjames

    EWWW this song is terrible. This is exactly the kind of song he needed to not make, and somehow I was expecting it. What were his people thinking?

  • dflowers

    I like Matthew and I really liked him in Light in the Piazza (Broadway) but this song is terrible.

  • luvadamlambert

    yeah very buble-ish..bad tho

  • sherimoonzombie

    Those are some pretty high-waisted pants there Mr Schue.

  • IdolThoughts

    It’s very Jason Mraz-ish. Vocals are off and it’s very 90s. Not into it.

  • Dlynne

    I don’t like it at all.

  • RemusL

    Sad to say but I think this song is a sad imitation of Michael Buble’s original songs, which actually have catchy melodies. And Buble has a much more distinctive voice than Matthew Morrison for radio play.

    However, I don’t agree with those who say his vocals are off. His vocals are fine; it’s the melodic choices he makes that just don’t work for me.

  • Jae

    Ilove him most times on Glee ( though I really don’t think the coach/instructor should be performing with the kids) but I really think Matthew thinks he is more talented than he is. I totally rolled my eyes when I heard he was putting out an album. And going the classics/broadway route is right for him. TThe older crowd is who he is most likely to appeal to. The only Gleek who I think has off show vocal chops is Darren Criss. I am totally wondering when he gets signed and his album comes out.

  • cwm

    Well hmmmm. I really really like Matthew Morrison on Glee — he’s my favorite voice on the show — and I was looking forward to hearing his new music. Not excited about this, though. It feels very lightweight, and is not particularly interesting melodically, lyrically, or vocally. Oh well. Maybe it will grow on me. I hope there’s better stuff on the rest of that album.