Nearly a year after Beatles legend Paul McCartney made his Delaware debut at Firefly, his son, James McCartney, will also show the Small Wonder some love.

Nearly a year after Beatles legend Paul McCartney made his Delaware debut at Firefly, his son, James McCartney, will also show the Small Wonder some love.

Marching to the beat of his drum, James McCartney will headline upstairs at World Café Live at The Queen in Wilmington on Friday. The show opener is singer-songwriter Anna Rose.

McCartney, 38, will cruise to Wilmington on “The Blackberry Train,” his new album. The record’s first single is “Unicorn,” a rocking tune with a contagious hook.

Over the years, James McCartney has remained dedicated to his musical vision of melding smart hooks and alt-rock with a psychedelic influence. “Blackberry Train” is the sharpest entry from his vision.

“The name came from a dream I had,” McCartney said about the new album. “It has elements of the avant-garde and psychedelic, a lot of emotions.”

McCartney took the time to shed light on why he chose a career in the music industry, musical advice his father has given him and goals he’s set.

In what ways have you evolved on “Blackberry” compared to your previous album, “Me”?

It’s all been an evolution. This set of songs definitely has a harder edge, but it’s a continuation of the last album. The main thing for me is to not conform or compromise.

When did you realize you wanted a career in music?

Music’s been important to me my whole life. But like many kids, I definitely thought about being a fireman or a policeman.

What advice has your father given you for your career?

To enjoy yourself and be as honest as you can; mom and dad always told me that.

Who are some of your musical heroes and what influence have they had on your artistry?

There are so many influences for me: Kurt Cobain, The Smiths, Radiohead, PJ Harvey, The Cure, The Beatles (“Let It Be” is one of my favorite albums), Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, Hank Williams. I could name so many more. In the end, I don't really prefer a particular style, just great music, truly.

What’s been your greatest accomplishment and why?

Being able to create and play my music.

What goals do you have in music and why are they important to you?

To play the music I love and not conform or compromise.

IF YOU GO

WHEN 8 p.m., Friday

WHERE World Café Live at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington

INFO Visit worldcafelive.com or call 994-1400