MountainCity Releases a Cover of “their song”

(Denver, CO – posted by Jeanie Rhoades)  MountainCity released Norah Jones’s, “Come Away with Me,” their third cover single, on May 12, 2017.

Dave and Tara Powers, the Colorado-based, singing/songwriting, married duo who comprise MountainCity, have been releasing a new recording each month since June 2016. While most are original songs, this release marks their third cover song and features their song, rife with personal meaning and memories for the couple.

Cover art by The Tentmakers

Come Away with Me

Norah Jones wrote the title song for her debut album, “Come Away with Me,” which was released in late 2002. It was charting as Dave and Tara met and their friendship was developing. It became the soundtrack of their early romance and a foretelling of the life they would share – one filled with travel and adventure and literally, as the lyrics promised, writing love songs together.

“Come away with me in the night

Come away with me

And I will write you a song”*

Dave remembers, “When Tara and I were dating, ‘Come Away With Me’ was ‘our song.’ Every time we heard it somewhere, we would look each other in the eyes, smile, and sometimes erupt into a spontaneous slow-dance. To this day, this song still has that effect on us. It is still very much ‘our song.’”

It’s “our love song”

“I had a lot of reservations about recording this song,” Tara shared recently. “Because Norah Jones’s version is so good. But it’s our love song.”

“Our goal wasn’t to do an exact replica of Norah Jones version,” Dave explained. “Ours is guitar-driven while hers is piano-driven. Ours is a duet while hers is a singular voice.”

The MountainCity version pays deep respect to the Norah Jones original. It’s soulful and bluesy, a hushed invitation to romance in love. Tara’s voice and Dave’s guitar effortlessly blend, painting an amorous future in breathtaking consonance. The intimately commingled harmony between them two thirds of the way through, “…and I want to wake up,”  is pure (almost heart-stopping) MountainCity, a notable moment in this version of their song.

“Come away with me and we’ll kiss

On a mountaintop

Come away with me

And I’ll never stop loving you”*

“It was a great privilege to record Come Away with Me. It has and will continue to have even more of our story intertwined with it,” Dave said. “We totally enjoyed recording this song and we look forward to hearing our friends and fans’ responses!”

As with every song they release, MountainCity hopes this song will help listeners connect with love in a fresh way.

Liner notes:

Come Away with Me (3:10)

Written by and originally recorded by: Norah Jones

MountainCity arrangement: Dave and Tara Powers

Produced by: Dave and Tara Powers

Mixed by: Mike Bender

Published by: Ours is My Favorite Music

From the album: Come away with Me

Artwork: The Tentmakers

Vocals: Dave and Tara Powers

Instruments (acoustic guitar, electric guitar): Dave Powers

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Dave would like to thank his sponsor: Zenith Window Cleaning

Dave says:

“This is an AMAZING company! Based in Denver, Colorado, the Zenith Window Cleaning team champions quality service and dependability, and let me tell you, they deliver on both of those things BIG TIME!

They specialize in both residential and commercial window cleaning, and they throw in high-dusting and screen repair as well.

Some of their commercial clients include Sprouts, Subway, Starbucks, Noodle’s & Company, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Whole Foods, and many more! The are AMAZING people, full of integrity, and they do REALLY good work! We’ve had them clean the windows at our home several times and it feels like a new home each time after they clean. What a privilege it is to have Zenith Window Cleaning as a sponsor! We absolutely encourage you to try them out!”

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Special Thanks from the band to all of our AMAZING family and friends that helped make our Kickstarter campaign last year a success. That’s what made this recording possible!

Extra special THANK YOU to Mona Rosene / Mike and Robin Kinney / Judd and Eldeen Pickett / Daniel and Christina Miles / Lydia Kurniawan / Dobsy and Alex Hogg / Emily Carlson / Lani and Don Dolifka / Tom and Sara Walsh / Steve and Joyce Schafer / Matt Young / Justin and Autumn Williams / Simon and Clare Jones / Jim and Kelly Roos / Wayne Pyle / Hannah and Jake Weidmann / Osana, Cheryl and Danny Jackson / Linda Sue Head / Rebecca Pettigrew / Harry Lozinski! You all are INCREDIBLE!!! – MountainCity

Thanks to everyone who buys our songs and shares our music!

*Lyrics, Come Away with Me, by Norah Jones

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