Jesse's Best of 2013

09 Jan 2014

1. Favourite album of 2013?
Lots of good ones this year. Repave - Volcano Choir; Antiphon - Midlake; Lanterns - Son Lux; Big TV - White Lies; Modern Vampires Of The City - Vampire Weekend.

2. Favourite single?
Get Lucky was pretty great wasn’t it.

3. Best gig you saw?

Beach House at Latitude.

4. Best gig you played?
Coliseum in Lisbon supporting Mumford & Sons.

5. Best film you saw?
I really liked Django Unchained.

6. Best trip you made?
Buenos Aires.

7. Best TV show you watched?
Northern Exposure.

8. Best book you read?
East Of Eden or maybe Lost Horizon.

9. Best meal you ate?
My Mother-in-law and Grandmother-in-law’s Christmas lunch pretty much knocked it out of the park.

10. Best thing you bought yourself?
A Steck upright piano that was about to be thrown in a skip.

11. Best thing someone else bought for you?
My Mum gave me a beautiful reading lamp that I love. My wife gave me very nice pair of boots.

12. Best website you visited or app/podcast you downloaded?

13. Best thing that happened in 2013 for Keane?
We met Barry Zuckerkorn.

14. Best thing that happened in 2013 for you?
My wife and I had another baby.

15. Finally, what are you looking forward to in 2014?

Comments (23)

Hi Jesse! I'm very delayed, sorry for that, but started 2014 moving to a new home! Love yr answers, yr 'refined' sense of humour, many tks for all the incredible moments you all gave us in 2013! Wish you a great 2014, many congrats on yr new baby and all the happiness to you and yr lovely family. Very much looking forward to yr EP!!! Lots of love ****

Posted by hlimpo at 7:30pm, 27 Jan 2014

Yeah, Get Lucky was great! Loose Yourself to dance is goo too. By the way I find these masks of them to be quite interesting... Last but not least congratulations for the baby! Wishing it health and everything it wants!

Posted by Mihajasoa at 9:37pm, 19 Jan 2014


Posted by melkeaner at 5:35pm, 12 Jan 2014

High Jesse. Best (belated) wishes for 2014 for you and everybody close to you. Thanks for a glimpse into your interests. I’m curious about in the book Lost Horizons, especially as I’m interested in Tibet. Just read on Twitter @KeaneShadow that Keane are performing in the GNS on BBC1 22.35. Looking forward to it. Probably you all miss playing together too much to stop completely for a longer period of time. Have lots fun as ‘musician for hire’, like your performance with Mumford and Sons and with the follow up of Mt. Desolation. “The trouble with this life is, it doesn’t last so long. JoyceG, Holland

Posted by JoyceG at 4:16pm, 12 Jan 2014

happy new year btw

Posted by lulu99 at 3:30pm, 12 Jan 2014

totally agree with your answer to best single

Posted by lulu99 at 3:27pm, 12 Jan 2014

Hello Jesse, best wishes to you and your wife for the arrival of another baby! I wish you much happiness and serenity together with your little children! A big salute to Sabrina, Catania!

Posted by Sabrina v. at 2:50pm, 11 Jan 2014

Short but sweet as ever with Jesse. I never feel we've got to know him as well as we've got to know the others. I know we had a few years of just the 3, but Jesse is still an International Man of Mystery after 7 years!

Posted by indiegirl1980 at 5:48pm, 10 Jan 2014

Beloved boys, the love of your fans won't take a break, so please keeping in touch while you are taking a break! XXXX

Posted by angelrosie2011 at 4:52pm, 10 Jan 2014

Less is more??

Posted by jado72 at 2:26pm, 10 Jan 2014

Hi Jesse, I wish you a Happy New Year 2014 with your family. I wish you the best for your personal and professional life. Congratulations for your baby. Nice to see you like daft punk, a French group. We missed you at the concert best of Keane November 6, but I understand why you were not there. Sorry for the mistakes. Kisses from the south of France.

Posted by bibounette at 8:56am, 10 Jan 2014

HI JESSY ! I agree with you this single is very nice! Super when you do sports music is super catchy ** I hope you still keep an excellent memory when you are coming in FRANCE it is true it is no different as splendid Bueno Aires but our heart is full of love ** I wish you lots of happiness with your little family** ** see soon on stage for wonderful show !!!! Big Kisses from FRANCE ***

Posted by choupette94 at 5:20am, 10 Jan 2014

Jesse, I love White Lies, they're so funny and great musicians. Lost Horizon is fantastic. I hope you have a great 2014 with your beloved family. Beijos, Regina.

Posted by Regina Brz at 2:21am, 10 Jan 2014

Jaja Jesse u're so funny!!! My best wishes to you!!! U're a great musician!!! Xoxo 😀

Posted by Nelly Chaplin at 9:00pm, 09 Jan 2014

Jesse, I hope you are having a great time with your family, congrats for the newborn :-) Can't wait to see, or listen to what you are planning for next months (years?). If it is in your plans a MtD 2, I'll be very happy and this time I promised myself I'll have to fly to see you live in Europe or somewhere else. All the best from The Frog Prince Squad and happy 2014 \o/

Posted by Beth at 8:29pm, 09 Jan 2014

I'm really happy you enjoyed tour stay un Buenos Aires :) have an amazing 2014! Lots of love from Argentina xx

Posted by pskeane at 6:53pm, 09 Jan 2014

Oh my God I want to meet Barry Zuckerkorn my fav comedy ever Arrested Development! Happy New year Jesse and enjoy your new baby!

Posted by AnnetteM at 6:07pm, 09 Jan 2014

Oops ! Sorry ! Here's the official link. http://youtu.be/a5uQMwRMHcs

Posted by french burning heart at 5:29pm, 09 Jan 2014

Thanks sweet Jesse, you have enriched Keane with your talent, wittiness and sensitivity. Congratulations on your baby and have a happy 2014!

Posted by angelrosie2011 at 5:11pm, 09 Jan 2014

Pending next Christmas (within 349 days), congrats for your baby and best wishes ! I'm glad you like "get Lucky" cos Daft Punk are French and it's so rare that French singers get known abroad. Btw "instant crush" is worth listening too... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9BK3xcRH1g

Posted by french burning heart at 5:08pm, 09 Jan 2014

BEST ANSWERS EVER. (I laughed so hard OMG).

Posted by Iris_Carter at 5:00pm, 09 Jan 2014

I hope the compliment I gave you in Buenos Aires contributed to make it the best trip :P Thank you!

Posted by ValeN at 4:54pm, 09 Jan 2014

Super fun! Thanks Jesse!

Posted by petersl1 at 4:25pm, 09 Jan 2014

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