Juli Chan unveils a cover for French legendary song ‘Joe Le Taxi’

The talented rising singer Juli Chan has taken over ‘Joe Le Taxi’. The legendary French song released in 1988, is now offered in a delicious version.

Juli Chan has the power to reinvent the song while respecting and cherishing its essence. Her pure, innocent voice but with a solid interpretation, the electro-pop production tinted by subtle funk and danceable energy: everything is crafted to make this remake an instant success.

Juli Chan recently unveiled the story behind the lyrics, a discovery that brings us to more of this song that blessed our 80s and 90s:

‘Joe is the pseudonym of Maria José Leão dos Santos, a Portuguese female taxi driver who fled to France in the 1970s.Maria José was persecuted because of her sexual orientation. When Mari José’s mother discovered her daughter was a lesbian, she took her to an exorcist, later to the hospital and eventually put her in a school run by nuns. In the French capital, she took the name Joe and a profession stereotypically reserved for men. She could be herself safely travelling around night Paris with guests of LGBT clubs. I think this story about the need for tolerance, non-discrimination, as a tribute to all strong women – it is worth recalling today as well as the beautiful melody of “Joe Le Taxi” from years ago.’ Juli Chan said.

Enjoy this gem: