YARA brings back Sexbomb’s hit song ‘Bakit Papa?’ with twist


Posted at Sep 22 2023 04:03 PM

P-Pop girl group YARA reimagines Sexbomb Girls’ “Bakit Papa?” with a contemporary R&B makeover. Handout
P-Pop girl group YARA reimagines Sexbomb Girls’ “Bakit Papa?” with a contemporary R&B makeover. Handout

MANILA – P-pop girl group YARA revived the classic hit of the Sexbomb dancers “Bakit Papa?” but converted it into a contemporary R&B track in a new makeover. 

YARA paid tribute to the novelty classic that ushered in a new wave of all-women, sing-and-dance pop groups by reimagining the song with a synth flavor on top. 

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

The P-pop group’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 songs from Sarah Geronimo, James Reid, and Sam Concepcion. 

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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 the particular track. 

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

YARA takes pride in being more involved when it comes to the creative aspects of music-making. In fact, in “Bakit Papa,” they worked closely with Sony Music Entertainment to bring their vision into reality. 

“From styling to choreography, from coming up with promotional strategies to executing the material, we collaborated with our label to ensure that we get the best results possible,” said the "ADDA" singers.

The release of “Bakit Papa?” comes with a performance video that highlights the fierceness of the song. The visuals also feature a choreography that adds a sensual dimension to the mix while delivering fun and nostalgia at the same time. 

YARA is a four-piece girl group composed of Gelou, Rocher, Christa, and Kim. They’re one of the newest P-Pop acts under Sony Music Entertainment.