Still contains subdued renditions of older songs and four new songs. According to the NIN website, four of the songs were "recorded live in a deconstructed fashion." Instruments include piano, acoustic guitar, electric piano, or other 'real' instruments backed by computer-generated synth textures.
Reznor said that "Adrift and At Peace" is the conclusion of "La Mer" from The Fragile. Some of the tracks of Still are evolutions of rejected themes that were originally written for Mark Romanek's One Hour Photo. "Leaving Hope" is also the name under which Reznor has published music since the beginning of his songwriting career. Reznor later allowed "Leaving Hope" to be used in a public service announcement for Hurricane Katrina disaster relief.