|Happy Tears is a multimedia project announced on 1 April 1996 during a press release focusing on Mayte’s pregnancy, "as a gift to their new born child".
The project was to be credited to " and Mayte", which would have marked the first release credited to both artists. It was planned to include an album of songs on CD, an accompanying children’s storybook and a read-along cassette of the book’s stories. At the time of the press release, eight songs were included on the album, along with three children’s stories in the accompanying book, all featuring multi-racial characters.
While may have planned songs for a children’s album in advance of Mayte’s pregnancy, it is probable that the eight songs planned for the album were recorded between March and August 1996. The tracks, described as bedtime stories, were reportedly narrated by and sung in English, German and Spanish by Mayte.
The only songs confirmed for the album were She Gave Her Angels (which was later released on Crystal Ball) and Happy Tears. Happy Tears was planned as the first single from the project and set to be released for Christmas 1996.
It is also possible that the 1995 re-recording of Starfish And Coffee was planned for inclusion on the album as this song and She Gave Her Angels were lip-synched during ’s appearance on The Muppets Tonight TV show, which was planned to coincide with the project’s release.
The project was canceled when and Mayte’s son died from complications caused by Pfeiffer Syndrome a week after his birth on 16 October 1996.