Before competing n the 15th season of American Idol, Dalton Rapattoni already had years of music-making under his belt.

Although he didn't win the Idol crown that season, he never stopped creating new material. Following the show, Dalton hit the studio and crafted what is now his debut album, Nobody's Home. Aside from being able to work on new music, the record, brimming with shimmery, emotive synth-pop and pop-rock, is special because it's the first one Dalton felt he could really leave his mark on.

"This album was a super fun one to make," the singer-songwriter shares. "I've been in a lot of bands before and this was the first one I've gotten to really say what I wanted to say. The music is kind of an amalgam of a lot of the stuff I've done before and I really hope y'all like it.”

Nobody's Home drops on Friday (September 22). Listen to an exclusive premiere stream of Dalton's new record, below:

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