MountainCity’s Tara Powers Reflects on Love and Freedom

(Denver, CO)  The United States of America is gearing up to celebrate the Fourth of July. The nation is commemorating its 241st birthday, having adopted the Declaration of Independence from the British Empire on July 4, 1776. Independence Day, as it is commonly known, is often enjoyed with parades and fireworks, flag-waving, family reunions, outdoor concerts and picnics and a lot of talk about freedom.

That is a big topic. We’re going to bring it down to something a little more personal.

MountainCity’s Dave and Tara Powers celebrating the 4th of July

Tara Powers, the female lead of MountainCity, a husband-wife, singing/songwriting duo from Colorado, jotted down some of her thoughts about personal freedom, real freedom in relationships and how love and freedom go together.


Q: How do you see love contributing to being free, Tara?

TARA: I do love the idea that love actually releases freedom, REAL freedom.

Q: Some might think that love and marriage can actually strip a person of individual freedoms. It is obvious from your songs and the way you are living your lives that you and Dave don’t see it that way. What are your thought processes on this?

TARA: When you feel safe, inside the boundaries of a loving relationship – it gives you ALL kinds of freedom.

I think some people associate freedom as a life of having no commitments, not being tied down, not being told what to do, etc. But true freedom comes when we know that we are loved.

Think about it – when you truly feel loved by someone:

You can dream

You can accomplish things quicker

You feel heard and understood

You feel safe

You feel desirable

You feel like possibilities are endless

You feel confidant

You feel powerful

Q: What is the opposite of that? If a person is “enjoying their freedom,” by having no strings attached, or not cultivating love, do you see a danger?

TARA: Experiences outside the boundary of love might seem tantalizing, with no restraints, but it’s false freedom.

You are alone.

You can’t do things on your own

You are exposed

You don’t know what to do

You feel confused

You are isolated

You don’t have a partner or help

You feel scared and fearful

Q: MountainCity’s songs talk about falling in love, and the joy of love, but also about staying in love and working out the hard parts of relationship.  What’s the key?

TARA: There is freedom in love.

Congratulations and Happy Birthday, America! MountainCity wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July! 

Listen to or purchase MountainCity’s most recent release, Come Away with Me, HERE.

Our favorite kind of music is rooted in the concept of love. We’ve been married for 13 years and that’s where our songwriting and cover song preferences come from – love.” – Dave Powers, from MountainCity’s bio page

Cover art by The Tentmakers

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