Looking for an eye-catching font for your next music video? Check out this rockin' selection of music video fonts for your next project...
When it comes to creating an engaging music video or even a promo or marketing video, the overall aesthetic brings your sound to life – and fonts are a big part of that. Most people are greatly influenced by visual stimuli, so while you may have a unique sound, without the right look to accompany it, your biggest fans might never find you.
How To Choose a Font For Your Music Video
So, how do you find the right look for your music video? Music genres already have a very defined style and feel, and it’s about finding a current font trend that also works with the genre of your music project. In this post, you’ll find music video fonts from Envato Elements for five top music genres: indie, country, hip-hop, pop, and punk rock.
How to Make a Lyric Video
One kind of music video where the text is center stage is the lyric video. And we’re not only talking about fan and unofficial videos (although they form a big part of this type of media). Back in the day, a lyric video was a comparatively cheap music video option for independent artists. In fact, Prince is widely credited as having the first with his video for the 1987 song Sign ‘o’ the Times.
So, let’s press play – here are 25 music video fonts on Envato Elements to add shining visuals to dazzle your audience.
Indie Music Fonts
Derived from the word ‘independent’ and less chained to commercial success, indie music is known for creating interest and pushing boundaries. The word indie has also come to describe an entire look, an attitude, and a preference for the alternative. In strictly music terms, it draws on a variety of other styles, including pop, rock, punk, and blues.
1. Lemon Splash by august10
It’s always summer somewhere, and a font like Lemon Splash is perfect to inject fruity, vibrant, and carefree energy into your music project. While using unique ligatures, this font also contains accented characters for international languages – great for travel and lifestyle content!
2. Leah Graviota by august10
A font like Leah Graviota is an excellent choice for something you can make completely your own. It’s a hand-drawn font featuring natural strokes with bold, outline, serif, and sans serif types included – so you can make your own bespoke style.
3. Kish Quirky Display Font by ThatThatCreative
Bringing all the ‘70s vibes, this font is the perfect solution for adding playfulness and humor while keeping a sophisticated design. As well as all the usual bits you need, and with symbols and multilingual glyphs, Kish also includes an option to reverse contrast for high-impact, color-blocked designs.
4. Rainy Days by Annalvanir
For something playful, this next one is a charming, splodgy font style handmade with black Indian ink. It also comes with ink-drop elements as AI CS and EPS10 files, so you can easily re-create a handcrafted feel.
5. Gemonica – Experimental Serif Font by HamzStudio
The embodiment of loveliness in a font, Gemonica is a subtle and elegantly designed font ideal for any music project that calls for a unique and eye-catching letterform. Keep it classy by matching it with muted tones and natural imagery.
Country Music Fonts
Widely synonymous with love, hate, bars, pick-up trucks, horses and guitar strings, country music captures and breaks hearts. Often accentuated with banjos, harmonicas, and heart-tugging vocals – country music is for bringing out emotions. And it’s now traversed its way into crossovers with pop, rock, hip hop, and a range of other genres (for example, country darling Kelsea Ballerini’s recent collab with Halsey, usually known for electronic and alternative rock music).
1. Wild Heart Decorative Display Family by MakeMediaCo
Country is a classic genre, and this timeless sans serif font captures all the sparkle and pluck of the country dance and ranch. With dotted and outlined versions and even a spurred version, you can go as big or as little country as you like with Wild Heart.
2. Ropstone Typeface by graptailstudio
On the more vintage side of country inspiration, this font is reminiscent of swinging saloon doors, boot spurs, and lucky horseshoes. With the look of classic film posters or product advertisements, this vintage style is both fun and refined.
3. Honeysuckle Market Fonts by MakeMediaCo
For the warm embrace of country hospitality, the first thing anyone thinks of is a country farmhouse style. Honeysuckle is a classic farmhouse font that comes in three weights and is a great choice for any project that needs to say quaint, home-made, and designed with care.
4. Boldin Carves – Vintage Carnaval Font by alfandiansyah
To get a country feel with a twist of fun and chaos, a vintage carnival look can work hard while keeping your work simple. Boldin Carves comes in three styles – basic, strip, and grunge – and is a great choice for retail and merchandising tie-ins as well (think labels, packaging, stickers, and more).
5. Hopeless – Romantic Calligraphy Font by RockboyStudio
As we said at the top of this section, nothing is more synonymous with love and all the things that go with it than country music. The aptly named Hopeless is a light and luxurious calligraphy font, both beautiful and fresh, which will pull on anyone’s heartstrings.
Hip Hop Fonts
The hip-hop subculture isn’t just about music – it’s a cultural and artistic movement borne from social struggles, race, and class divides that have defined the different eras and geographies of the sounds. Encompassing djing, rapping, graffiti art, and breakdancing, hip hop originated in New York City but now accounts for a global music movement and many cultural translations.
1. Blindness Graffiti – An Urban Font by Colllabstudio
Hip-hop and graffiti art developed side by side, so it makes sense that our first hip-hop font is one that draws on graffiti-style design and turns it into a similarly energetic font. Blindness Graffiti features upper and lowercase glyphs, all numbers, punctuations, and symbols, and multilingual support.
2. Xandercode – Urban Graffiti Font by figure
Again taking inspiration from graffiti art, Xandercode is big and bold and made to be easy for users to design with. With a strong nod to the ‘90s aesthetic (think the band Gorillaz and skater culture), this font is perfect for a music project as well as advertising it across labels, posters, bulletins, and digital media.
3. BLACK THEORY – Brush Logotype Urban Font by dirtylinestudio
With a less blocky look than our first two picks of graffiti-style fonts, BLACK THEORY is a brush stroke font – meaning it’s slightly more gentle with a more raw, real hand-painted feel. For this reason, it’s perfect for a music video project that calls for a light and individual touch.
4. Wildside – Urban Graffiti Font by Ronny_Std
Calligraphy and graffiti meet in this big city font, designed to be bold and easy to read while still drawing on the real street art style. Wildside comes with all numbers and symbols, and as well as multilingual capabilities, it also includes some swash and ornament features to complete your design.
5. Ramexon – Experimental Futuristic Fonts by irwanwismoyo
Lastly, and finishing up by moving more towards anti-design and experimental movements, Ramexon is contemporary and strong, with a clear connection to both old and new. It’s suitable for a range of music video projects, hip hop or not – anything with a tie-in to the progressive design aesthetic.
Pop Music Fonts
Perhaps the most wide-ranging of the genres, pop music has become a hard one to define. It borrows from every music genre out there, bringing bits and pieces together in a tried and tested formula with mass appeal. It’s all about following and exploring trends rather than defining or challenging them.
1. Moresh Serif Display Font by maulanacreative
Moresh is fresh, fun, and completely catches the zeitgeist of all things floral – think Gucci’s recent campaigns for the new fragrance Flora with Miley Cyrus (not to mention her newest single, Flowers). This modern serif font is classic, with character and contrasting strokes to give it extra pop.
2. What-a-bloat | Font Family by CkyBe
Bubblegum pop is back, and it’s no longer kitsch or ironic to like it. Embrace the late ‘90s and early 2000s with this ultra-pastel, inflated, and retrowave-esque font. What-a-bloat is exactly on trend and could be used for a range of projects.
3. Kansei – Japanese Y2K Fonts by konstantinestudio
The Japanese aesthetic is never really out of style, and Kansei takes all the best of Y2K Japanese vibes and channels them into a quirky, kawaii font style. Use it for a game design feel on music projects with a sense of humor and playfulness.
4. Azerty – Experimental Typeface by epdesigns
Pop can be experimental, too, and that’s demonstrated in Azerty – a font self-described as designed to break all the rules. Futuristic and extra chunky, it takes the classic rounded bubble design and refreshes it for a modern look.
5. Kosmonite – Experimental Serif Fonts by konstantinestudio
Rounding out our pop music fonts, Kosmonite brings back another 90s trend that’s come back in the 2020s: space-age video games and Matrix-green. For any music video project with a futuristic bent, this experimental but elegant font is the right choice.
Rock & Punk Fonts
Rock and punk account for too many subgenres to name, and the aesthetics and styles are equally wide-ranging and tricky to define. But rock and punk are all about intense feelings and, in many cases letting go of control. So from black death metal to blues and folk rock, let’s take a look at what this could mean for fonts.
1. Fake Empire Font by simonok
Embracing the ‘rip it all up’ attitude of anti-establishment rock, Fake Empire takes a collage approach to create an impactful look that celebrates its crude design. With a high level of detail, it’s best used as the showpiece.
2. Cherie Bomb by dafeld
With all the punk attitude of the ‘80s music and arts scene, this is a handmade brush font with a personality of its own. With more than 350 characters, it’s practical across languages, too.
3. Bradthen – Death Metal Font by Ronny_Std
Making use of alternative front and ending letters brings this font to life with an instant Halloween feel, and makes it ideal for headings. Bradthen comes with all basic characters, as well as some symbols and signs (for the death metal fans, notably, this includes pentagram drops and spikes!).
4. New Wave Soho by inumocca
In the classic punk colors pink, white, and black, and offset with rich yellow, New Wave Soho is all the rebel and anti-mainstream punk music in font form. This font also includes more alternative glyphs than usual to give you more options for experimenting and making the most of its punk energy in your designs.
5. Anolta – Experimental Futuristic Fonts by konstantinestudio
Last but not least, adding interest to a typical sans serif font, Anolta is perfect for everything music: from logos, branding, and apparel to music artwork and video work. Simple but impactful, with a slightly dystopian feel, this font is excellent for subtle impact and memorable designs.
If you’re feeling inspired by these fonts, go even further by incorporating simple animations into your music videos. Start exploring hundreds of motion graphics templates in the Envato Elements library. With a monthly or yearly subscription, you’ll have unlimited downloads – just head over to Envato Elements to subscribe and start browsing. And to keep up-to-date with design trends, templates, tips, and more, don’t forget to subscribe to the Envato YouTube channel.