Making music with cardboard? Ariana Grande performs her single ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ with Jimmy Fallon using the Nintendo Labo instruments
- The Labo lets you to create instruments using cardboard and a Nintendo Switch
- Grande performed her entire single ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ using only the Labo
- The two Nintendo Labo kits (some cardboard and software) cost £120 altogether
And now hopping on the gaming hype train is global popstar and former Nickelodeon actress Ariana Grande as she performed her single ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show using only the Nintendo Labo.
The Labo is a kit for the Nintendo Switch which combines cardboard with the console to create fun toys and all new, interactive ways to play games. Grande’s band programmed the kit to create instruments out of cardboard.
Ariana Grande performed with Jimmy Fallon using cardboard and the Nintendo Labo software
The Nintendo Labo combines pieces of cardboard with the Nintendo Switch to make new toys
Using just cardboard, Ariana’s band had guitars, keyboards, drums and for some reason, a fishing rod at their disposal.
Jimmy Fallon himself was involved in the action with his own guitar play fitting in seamlessly with the rest of the band. The host told IGN what a fan of Nintendo he is: ‘I just love them. They’re so fun and creative, and they’re always thinking of another way to use video games
‘So when Labo came out I said we’ve got to do something with that, so we did! We met with Nintendo and they showed us a bunch of cool cardboard things that you can make. We used the Variety Kit and we made a keyboard. We asked if we could make other cardboard things like guitars and they [Nintendo] said, of course, we’ll help you do it.
‘We made guitars by putting rubber bands over the Switch tablet so that it actually feels like you’re strumming as your fingers touch the screen. It was totally bizarre and such a gamble. I didn’t know if it was going to sound good, but Ariana is always down to try something fun and different. Anyone can do what we did really, it just takes time. Whatever you dream of, you can make it.’
While this is obviously a lot of fun, don’t think it will be easy and cheap just because it’s made out of cardboard. For the two Nintendo Labo kits currently available, you’ll have to shell out just under £120.
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