Ariana Grande Sings “No More Tears Left To Cry” Using Nintendo Labo Instruments

18.May.2018 | MUSIC

Ariana Grande released her new song No More Tears Left To Cry, the first in almost two years, on April 20 to chart-topping success, reaching number one on iTunes in 89 countries.

アリアナグランデ  No Tears Left To Cry

Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the 24-year-old singer performed her new hit alongside Jimmy Fallon himself and the show’s hip-hop and jazz band The Roots using the Nintendo Labo kit.

 

 

Nintendo Labo is the latest extension for the Nintendo Switch that uses cardboard cut-outs that are assembled to create the Toy-Con which interacts with games on the console.

アリアナグランデ  No Tears Left To Cry   ニンテンドースイッチ  ニンテンドーラボ

The collaborative video caused a buzz among fans who praised its originality and Ariana‘s ability to always entertain. There were even people who were surprised that the Nintendo Labo could function as instruments like this.

アリアナグランデ  No Tears Left To Cry   ニンテンドースイッチ  ニンテンドーラボ

There’s also a video showing a glimpse of how Nintendo Labo can be turned into fully-functioning instruments, so be sure to check that out below too.

 

 

The upside-down world in the music video for No Tears Left To Cry which was released last month continues to entertain fans across the globe. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’d best check it out.

 

■Information

“No Tears Left To Cry”

https://arianagrande.lnk.to/AgntlcPR

 

“No Tears Left To Cry” Nintendo Labo version

https://youtu.be/m6lY1GXTu5M

 

“No Tears Left To Cry” Music Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffxKSjUwKdU

 

“No Tears Left To Cry” Nintendo Labo Behind-The-Scenes

https://youtu.be/v1tYwe42zIY

 

The Making of the “No Tears Left To Cry” Music Video – Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4FAg5A4wQk

 

The Making of the “No Tears Left To Cry” Music Video – Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1Cazzj9HWE&t=244s

 

 

Ariana Grande Official Website

https://www.arianagrande.com

 

Nintendo Labo Official Website

https://labo.nintendo.com/

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    Schedule:

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    September 15 12:30-13:00 Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors Series Gathering

    More information on the exhibitions, booths and events will be announced on the morning of September 12 so please check it out. 

     

    There is no better way to multi kill your time than to spend the entire day at TOKYO GAME SHOW 2019 ー get your tickets and GLHF!

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