Love's Aftertaste

by Rayana Speede

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Noah Wilson If this is just the aftertaste, I can't wait for the main course. Deep, soulful R&B delivered poetically over percolating beats and rich synthesizers. Favorite track: Ocean.
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A collaboration with Butta Beats and Lou Piensa of Nomadic Massive, during a six-week Artist Residency Program @ UpNext Studios open to young Montreal artists aged 15-21. Three artists were selected (Shad Enar, Fili Al and Rayana Speede) with an opportunity to complete a four track EP. This mentorship program was made possible by the C.L.C, James Lyng High School, and The W.O.R.D program


released December 1, 2016

All lyrics written by Rayana Speede
All Vocals Recorded @ UpNextStudios, Montreal,Quebec,Canada
All Tracks mixed by Ilya Pauly
Photos by Mariel Rosenbluth
Cover design by Wallace Roza



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Rayana Speede Montreal, Québec

Rayana Speede is a Poet/Songstress from Montréal. While she began writing as a small child to communicate her shy personality, she now confidently uses her words as a way of healing and engaging with others.
Often drawing from childhood memories, she answers questions on womanhood, race, religion, and finding peace within through a unique cross-cultural, perspective and experience.
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