If watching your favorite singer perform a new song isn’t enough, how about a full performance using Nintendo Labo?

Performing her new hit song, “No Tears Left to Cry” on Jimmy Fallon didn’t quite have the “wow” factor Ariana Grande was looking for, so she decided to sing the song with the Roots, using only the Nintendo Labo cardboard kit for the Nintendo Switch. Jammin’ out with their cardboard-encased instruments, the group put on a performance that solidly holds up against the studio version. The Labo performance was devoid of some of the sound effects and autotune from the original recording, but it was a simpler version of the sound without sacrificing quality and the Labo instruments provided a similar-sounding backtrack.

The Roots and Grande weren’t the only ones having fun—Jimmy Fallon embraced his inner cardboard musician as he plucked the strings of a Labo guitar. This feat ushers in a whole new type of synth music. Now, pre-teens have a whole new ball game for creating awkward middle school bands they’ll cringe at in 20 years.

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Xandra Harbet

Xandra Harbet

Xandra Harbet is an assistant editor at Adventure Publishing Group. She enjoys nerding out for articles on the Pop Insider, crafting weekly toy reviews for the Toy Insider and contributes to the trade magazines the Toy Book and the Licensing book. When Xandra isn't writing or attending conventions, she's dancing around her room in Supergirl cosplay, jammin' out to Britney Spears. She once had to stash her lightsaber behind a bush at the Rogue One premiere because the theater had a lame 'no Kyber crystal weapons' policy. Her friends insist that she's the poster child for Gryffindor because she's staunch in her beliefs and recklessly tries to change the world. You can follow her wild adventures on Twitter @stakingmyheart or glimpse her massive collection of selfies on Instagram @dontgostakinmyheart