With the dinky-synth beatscapes conjured by those Nintendo instruments and Fallon and the Roots' backing vocals, this version of "No Tears Left To Cry" came out sounding more like Devo than anyone could've anticipated.
We met with Nintendo and they showed us a bunch of cool cardboard things that you can make. It's pretty impressive and, according to Jimmy Fallon, it's something you can do for yourself at home since he told IGN: "I didn't know if it was going to sound good, but Ariana is always down to try something fun and different". Along with the pop star, Ariana Grande and The Roots, Jimmy Fallon could not stop himself from performing with them. "We'll help you do it, '" he said.
The video never mentions it, but this is surely a paid promotion from Nintendo for Labo. So I can strum it and make it sound like a keyboard. As for The Roots, Fallon explained that, "Tariq was using the Toy-Con Fishing Rod". Stro used two Joy-Cons for drum sounds, and finally Questlove used the Robot Kit to control the high-hat and kick drum, which makes for a totally unique musical experience that really drives home just how awesome Labo really is for these kinds of projects.