Phyllis Heitjan is a rising star. At the tender age of 18, she has completed her second album, Parallels, which was just released on her own label Diamond Rock Music, lovingly named after a street in her suburban Philadelphia neighborhood. Phyllis's songs blend beautiful, hooky melodies and poetic lyrics with her trademark choral harmonies. Her performances call to mind Sarah McLachlan, Michelle Branch, Tori Amos and The Corrs yet she maintains a remarkable sound that is all her own. About Parallels Phyllis says: "Overall, this album is definitely alternative pop/rock. There's a song called 'Good Night' that is a ballad and a love song...[the album] has gospel and acoustic elements. In fact, most of the songs have some soul influences, in addition to classic pop and rock." Phyllis's fan base is steadily growing as she gains airplay momentum on stations throughout the East Coast. While pursuing her music career, Phyllis is also preparing to join the class of 2010 at Princeton University this fall.