Final Thought is a Toronto based Pop/Rock trio consists of lead singer and guitarist Dustin Dopsa, Brandon Hawthorne on bass and Tom Watson on drums. From starting the band in highschool to playing private shows for Gene Simmons, These guys have been together for quite a while and it shows in their newly released EP Fantasize.
Rich Moore recently had the chance to talk with lead singer Dustin Dopsa about the new “Mini album” as Dustin likes to call it.
Rich Moore: Where did you grow up and when did you start playing in a band?
Dustin Dopsa: I grew up in Barrie, just an hour north of Toronto. I officially started the band Final Thought in grade nine as a battle of the bands submission.
RM: I have to say: That’s a long time playing together without changing names.
DD: Yah that was one of the things I hated about bands in highschool. I would say to myself, why don’t you guys just stick with it. You have gone through all the trouble of building whatever fan base you have and then you go and tarnish it by changing your name!
RM: What was the recording process like this time around, compared to your previous albums?
DD: Well, this time I decided to do all of the recording myself. Previously we would go to studios and record, but that is very expensive and sometimes the tracks don’t come out exactly how you want them. So we recorded at my place in Toronto. At the time i was living in an old Victorian home. It was built in 1891 and had twenty foot ceilings so it was great for recording. I enjoyed the experience although it was difficult and very time consuming. I had to use every resources I had,”getting friends to help record parts I couldn’t have done on my own.” I think having the experience of making an album before making one on my own definitely made for a smoother process.
RM: What have you been listening to lately?
DD:: I really like the new ASAP Rocky Album, and i have been listening to the latest “Bahamas” album. Funny thing Bahamas actually went to my highschool, i just found out last December.
These guys are seriously talented! Lead singer Dustin Dopsa vocals rival today’s top 40 artists. Along with some banging bass and drums Final Thought’s newest EP/mini album is a must listen! The fourth track “Don’t know is personally my favorite.
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