Update: Here's the full performance:
Original Story: We've all seen how amazing Labo's piano is, but the sheer brilliance of this setup is going to get a wider audience thanks to NBC's The Tonight Show.
Pop superstar Ariana Grande has recorded a segment along with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots where the entire group performs Grande's single "No Tears Left To Cry" entirely using Labo.
Band members used different Toy-Con from the Variety and Robot kits. Tariq used the Toy-Con Fishing Rod, Kamal and James used the famous Toy-Con Piano, Stro was rocking two Joy-Con to make different drum sounds and Questlove used the Robot Kit to perform the kick-drum and high-hat.
Fallon told IGN:
We made a full-on band using Labo. I love that Nintendo does stuff like this. I mean what is this? Why would you even think of this? Only they could do something like this.
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.
Leveraging nearly every aspect of Toy-Con Garage, the group was able to create custom Toy-Con-like Guitars, as well as reprogram existing ones to emit musical sounds. “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.
The full segment airs on the show tonight.