Kyle initially emerged as a Drake-lite copycat, but he's since shaken the obvious comparisons and found his own voice, a pop-oriented midpoint between Drake and Chance The Rapper. In fact it was his contribution to a Chance-associated track—Surf's "Wanna Be Cool"—that first captured his persona: a kid who owns his identity, recognizes his real self, and makes the case that it's hip to be square. "These are just the throwaways," Kyle suggests on his verse, but it's difficult to imagine this record won't have legs, between the stop-start kick drums (reminiscent of "Broccoli"), its sweetly charming tone, and the evident fun of its screwball lyrics.