Paul Sapiera is a former member of the popular and now defunct early '90s group Rockstar. The music on 2000's I Remember the Day consists of middle-of-the-road and easy listening material, and contains interesting and passionate moments.
The instrumentation is excellent, and the searing electric guitar lines give a gritty edge. One immediately notices Paul Sapiera's strong, passionate voice. The melody to the opening middle of the road song "Bakit Sinta?" (Why Beloved?) has substance, and Sapiera makes the chorus come alive. In someone else's hands, "Bakit Sinta?" might not sound as good. There are two versions of the emotive "Hindi Ko Naisip" (I Didn't Think), and the acoustic mix is graced by the sound of tender violin. "If You Were My Baby" has an American country music ambience, and Sapiera brings the song to life.
Aside from his singing, Sapiera takes an active role in the production of the album, and on various songs acts as producer, arranger, songwriter, and guitarist. Typically, listeners don't expect much from middle of the road/easy listening music, but Sapiera makes I Remember the Day worthwhile.