Singer Christian Paul dropped the music video for his newest song “Maria” on Friday, and revealed who “Maria” is.

“Its very much so a love song,” he said. “The persons name was not Maria, however.”

He revealed that the code name used in the song is a nod to the 1999 hit “Maria Maria” from Santana.

He told uInterview about his biggest influences: “I grew up listening to people like D’Angelo, Musiq Soulchild, Maxwell, but as far as modern musical influences go i love people like Chris Brown, Khalid, Billie Eilish.”

His next song, “Here Tonight” comes out March 6, and on his entire six-song EP will be released on March 27.

Paul is playing Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival in Florida on March 7.