YARA gives Sexbomb Girls’ ‘Bakit Papa’ contemporary R&B makeover

P-pop powerhouse YARA reimagines the glory era of Y2K music with a modern update on the Sexbomb Girls’ signature hit, “Bakit Papa?” — out now via Sony Music Entertainment.

Paying tribute to the novelty classic that ushered in a new wave of all-women sing-and-dance pop groups, YARA gave the song its smooth makeover with a synth flavor on top.

“This version of ‘Bakit Papa?’ is more R&B-leaning,” said the four-member girl group. “It has a sensual feel, matched with sultry choreography.”

YARA’s contemporary spin on “Bakit Papa?” is co-produced by hitmaker Thyro Alfaro, who is responsible for some of the most memorable chart-toppers of the last decade, including hits by Sarah Geronimo, James Reid and Sam Concepcion. Alfaro worked with John Paul Soliva on the arrangement and Niño of Popinoy on the production side, while taking into consideration the artistic direction that YARA wanted to achieve for this particular track.

The result is an R&B bop that is just as captivating and exciting as the original, but distinctly aligns with the Filipino girl group’s brand of sass.

YARA, a four-piece girl group composed of Gelou, Rocher, Christa and Kim, is one of the newest P-pop acts under Sony Music Entertainment, which includes SB19 and 4th Impact.