Music truly makes the world go round. But it may be your music project’s aesthetics that make your sound go round. Most people are greatly influenced by visual stimuli. So, while you may have a unique sound, people may not listen to it if you don’t have the right aesthetic. Instead of getting discouraged, consider this an opportunity to control how your music looks.
As you may be aware, music genres have a very defined style and feel. In this post, you’ll find music video fonts from Envato Elements for five of the most popular music genres (EDM, country, hip hop, pop, and rock). This can guide any aspiring artists out there who are just starting out their musical project and are looking for a style that conveys their message accurately.
Do you envision your music being played at a rave, festival, or club, while you’re surrounded by gigantic screens, pyrotechnics, and lasers? Then you’re probably dabbling in the realm of Electronic Dance Music (EDM, for short). This genre is mostly associated with bright colors, fun, and, of course, a highly integrated technological aspect. For those EDM-inclined musicians out there, here are a few music video fonts to use for your project:
This font looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie. It’s futuristic, elongated, and can work great with any modern EDM project that you may have going on.
With this next font, you can really get a sense of the fun aspect that EDM has. It’s even reminiscent of Martin Garrix-type music, with some graffiti inspiration and a ton of energy.
OK, this font may seem a bit suspicious. After all, Steve Aoki is probably one of the biggest proponents of EDM. Still, when you take a look at this font’s clean lines and rounded aesthetic, you’ll get a sense of why it was chosen.
Remember those sunshades that were really popular a couple of years ago (especially within the EDM community)? This geometric, futuristic font evokes them, in keeping with the style that you’d expect from an EDM project.
Does your music talk about very personal affairs that revolve around love, hate, tradition, life, death, bars, fights, horses, and one too many pick-up trucks? Are these lyrics accompanied by twangy vocals, a banjo, and a harmonica? While these descriptions can be a bit too stereotypical, country music regularly has one or more of these elements. If you identify with them, then country music is your thing, and have we got the fonts for you!
First stop: Bakersville. This hand-drawn typeface takes the viewer back to the Wild West, which makes it the perfect font for your musical project’s logo, designs, music videos, CD art, and more.
Premier Sans can be used for a more indie-country musical project, as it has a fun twist on the typefaces used in ice cream parlors and old-time-y bars.
Outlaws are common characters in country music, which is why ‘Lawless’ will go perfectly with your project. Plus, its hand-drawn, 1800s Wild West look doesn’t hurt, either.
And if what you want is a touch of the American Western, without it being too ‘in your face,’ and in a more flowy and refined look, then Gilly is the one for you.
‘I said hip hop, the hippy, the hippy, to the hip, hip hop and you don’t stop.’ If you recognize these lyrics from The Sugarhill Gang’s ‘Rapper’s Delight’, then you know that hip hop is more than just a music genre; it is a complete subculture. As a result, it has one of the more defined styles out there, with graffiti (one of its basic elements) having a huge influence in its aesthetic and style. To prove it, here are some fonts for your hip hop music group:
And since graffiti has such a strong influence, we’re starting this list with ‘Radical,’ a freehand rough brush font with classic hip hop elements.
The Bronx is hip hop’s birthplace, so it only makes sense to include Haarlem Deco in this list, since Harlem is a neighborhood south of the Bronx. Plus, this Art Deco typeface gives off a vintage vibe, ideal for the classy rappers out there.
If what you want to convey is that you’re from the streets, Velociraptype may do the trick, as it has a cool and futuristic vibe that’s also reminiscent of graffiti tags.
Winsor, on the other hand, is a Blackletter font that has strong lines and a more Gothic feel, which can still work with hip hop’s style.
Pop music is harder to define, as it’s eclectic and borrows from every other music genre out there. Still, you can say its main purpose is to appeal to the masses with a very specific and consistent musical formula. This extends to its aesthetic as well. It’s all about following trends, more than suggesting or challenging them. To keep this idea consistent with your music video fonts, or the typeface you use for any aspect of your pop music project, look through the following options:
If your pop music project has a creative and fun twist to it, Porta is the typeface to represent that, since it has a geometric, futuristic, balanced, and minimalist aesthetic.
If you’re into fashion and your music shows that, Venge will give you the thin, fashionable, pop-y style you want. All so you can be the most stylish pop star of the bunch!
Pop music can also be elegant, classy, and almost ethereal. If yours is, a way to let people know that is through the ‘Be Grateful’ font, which you can use for your merchandise, logo, and more.
This Serif Didone typeface flows with circular and triangular components that emphasize a modern yet vintage look and feel, which can go great with a similar pop music project.
Now, this entry may be a little bit controversial. There are myriad subgenres that fall under the ‘rock’ umbrella. Anything from black death metal to punk and shoegaze may be considered ‘rock’ to untrained ears. What makes this even more complicated is that each of these subgenres has a vastly different aesthetic and style. Still, let’s give it a shot, shall we? The following are a few examples of music video fonts for your rock band:
Simply the name ‘The Crow’ can give you a pretty good idea of what this font is about: it’s grungy, dark, somehow dangerous and intense, but very intriguing.
Even though this font’s name is ‘Funkrocker,’ it delivers some real punk vibes. It’s kind of messy, rough around the edges, urban, and very energetic; all things punk music should definitely be.
Even though everybody can don tattoos, rock music has a special bond with them. ‘Dead Marine’ draws inspiration from vintage tattoos, which can go perfectly with your music project’s visual design.
Last but not least, ‘Moody Blue’ is an edgy, mysterious, elegant, and fun font. Not only that, but depending on how you use it, it can have a dark or light feel to it.
I hope you’ve found this selection of music video fonts useful. There are plenty more options out there, so feel free to browse the full selection of thousands of premium fonts on Envato Elements.