On “Nothing 2 Lose,” Kyle’s in full flex mode, but lightens things up with his reliably goofy, Pokemon-referencing lyrics. “I cosign myself so you don’t gotta / ‘Cause I only need approval from my n***as and my mama,” he raps, before launching into the immediately catchy hook: “Boy I’m doing good how bout you? / All the homies doing good too / If a n***a trippin we ain’t really trippin / We got nothing to lose, got nothing to lose.”
After premiering the track on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, Kyle spoke about the presumed pressure that comes with trying to follow up a smash like “iSpy.”
“I feel like the fact that ‘iSpy’ was almost a mistake hit definitely helps me with feeling like it’s not about making sure that every song becomes as big as ‘iSpy,’” he said. “You can’t calculate. I didn’t calculate the first time, so I can’t spend my time trying to mastermind with like 30 people at a round table.”
Kyle also revealed some new info about his upcoming debut album, telling Lowe that it includes two songs with Ty Dolla $ign, as well as an “emotional, amazing love ballad” with Alessia Cara.
While we wait for that project to materialize, check out Kyle’s live performance of “Nothing 2 Lose” below, as part of MTV’s Push: Artist to Watch series.