The kid came out of the gate strong, but now everything he is putting out is like a bad cover band of 70s funk and 90s R&B. Maybe this is what happens when the record industry can no longer afford Producers and Management teams that are able to help guide a young artist's career.
He's just circling through the genres. I saw a video of him the other day dressed like will smith in a "parent's just don't understand" music video? It'd be a fun concert of different types of songs, like a variety show, but as singles i'm just seeing him rip off different styles to get the youtube viral laugh to top the charts. No different than these people doing covers on youtube of famous old songs in quirky new variations, or specialized instruments. It's pop, after all.