The Artist: Rock legends NRBQ
The Song: “I’m Not Here,” from their upcoming album Brass Tacks, out June 17.
Fun Fact: In case you forgot, the band’s name stands for N Rhythm and Blues Quartet.
Songwriter Says: “I usually write with the feel first, with the lyrics coming later,” says band founder Terry Adams. “But this one came to me all at once. Once that original inspiration was met. I turned it over to [NRBQ member] Scott Ligon, who wrote the beautiful bridge. It’s a song that I think anyone can relate to. You know, the phone rings and it telemarketing trying to sell something. If they ask for me, tell ’em I’m Not Here.”