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26th May 2015

Frank Ocean inspired by Abbey Road studio recording


Frank Ocean is heading for another hit record – after laying down his new album at Abbey Road Studios.

Pianist Christophe Chassol revealed he worked with the singer at the iconic London studios on the making of his second album Boys Don’t Cry, due to be released in July.

He said: “Ocean invited me to Abbey Road to record on his album.”

The French musician praised the Thinkin’ Bout You hitmaker and his quirky way of creating music, explaining he uses images and art to inspire himself while in the studio.

Chassol told BBC Radio 6 Music: “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 added how nice it was to work with an artist who has some cash to invest.

“I’ve never worked with that much money in music. It’s good sometimes to have money, because you can try things.”