While She Sleeps frontman Loz Taylor explained to Kerrang how this this song personifies their You Are We album:
"Still the Sun harnesses all that You Are We is in terms of writing direction. On one hand it's hard hitting and aggressive. But it still comes with melodic hooks and infectious guitars. The message of the album is unity and Still the Sun embodies this perfectly as the fans had a chance to be part of the singles' video."
"Sloop John B" is a traditional West Indian folk song, and it was a huge hit for The Beach Boys in 1966. They tweaked the lyric, "This is the worst trip since I've been born" to "...I've ever been on" as a wink to acid culture.
Geffen Records made history on June 27, 1994 when Aerosmith's "Head First" became the first major label song made available for exclusive digital download. Download speeds at the time were so slow it took around 75 minutes to download the track.