Zayn Malik is working with Frank Ocean's producer Malay
Zayn Malik is working on solo material with Frank Ocean's producer.
The former One Direction singer was pictured at a recording studio with Malay's daughter, who worked on Ocean's 2012 album Channel Orange.
He's also worked with John Legend, Alicia Keys and Jamie Foxx in the past.
Malay wrote: "Benefits of the job. My daughter gets to meet my co-workers, one [of] who happens to be one of her favourites what an amazing soul #zaynmalik."
Since leaving the group, the singer has also spent time in the studio with Naughty Boy.
The producer, whose real name is Shahid Khan, put a track online featuring Malik singing over an acoustic guitar after he quit One Direction.
However, there's been little word on how the collaboration is going since Zayn called the La La La producer "a fat joke" in a series of tweets.
It has also been reported that the singer has signed a deal with Turn First Artists, the management company which represent Iggy Azalea, Ellie Goulding and Rita Ora.