Frank Ocean visited London's iconic Abbey Road Studios to record his new album.

French pianist Christophe Chassol told BBC Radio 6 Music that he teamed up with the R&B star to work on material for the record.

Speaking about Ocean, he said: "The guy is smart. He's really smart. The way he works in the studio is really cool. He has a printer, he has a lot of pictures of architecture, contemporary art, a lot of pictures of different kinds of things.

"So we start to work on a track and he says, this track is this - that car that you can see. He makes me work on a song, and I'm like, 'Oh this sounds like Pino Donaggio's score for Blow Out, by Brian De Palma'.

"I start to work on a song and five minutes later on the ProTools screen you have the movie, the score, stretched to fit the song - just to try. I've never worked with that much money in music. It's good sometimes to have money, because you can try things."

Ocean's new album is expected to be called Boys Don't Cry and will be released this summer. It's the follow-up to his major label debut Channel Orange.