Hot off touring with Kanye West, newcomer Melanie Fiona is ready to set the mood with her mix of sultry and soulful R&B.

Born to Guyanese parents, with a mix of black, Indian and Portuguese, and raised in the diverse and multicultural city of Toronto, Melanie Fiona is laying the groundwork for a big 2009. In the past, she primarily wrote for other recording artists, including a song on Rihanna’s sophomore album.

Lifting the instrumentation from The Zombies' Time Of The Season, the power off her debut single, Give It To Me Right, is instantly recognizable and immediately memorable.

Stream it below, buy it here, and then take a look at a promo vid for her upcoming ventures. Super smooth indeed!