Nerissa Schwarz has been writing and recording genre-defying songs and instrumental music for the better part of ten years. Following a collaboration for her 2009 debut album under the moniker of Coronal Rain, Nerissa was invited to join the internationally acclaimed progressive rock band Frequency Drift as guest composer and musician for their 2011 release Ghosts.

She soon became a band member and started contributing her own songs and unusual electric harp arrangements, which have become a trademark of Frequency Drift. So far, Nerissa has recorded five albums with the band and performed live in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and Italy.

In 2014 she began working on solo pieces and totally immersed herself in writing, experimenting, arranging, recording and producing the music. The result is her first solo album, Playgrounds Lost.