Hey there my beautiful friends! I have been working so hard to finally get to this post to let everyone know what I've been up to in the past year. Some of you may or may not have noticed that I have not publicly performed music in over a year. Although some reasons were due to private family matters, my main reason was because of my anxiety. I have struggled with severe anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, and occasional depression my entire life, and last year was the worst of it. For those of you who also deal with mental illness, you will understand it is extremely difficult just to live your daily life. Due to that, I decided to take a break and discover myself, not only as a person but as an artist. I noticed how most producers and people in this industry want you to conform to what's popular in society at the moment, but I realized that's not who I am or who I want to be. So I took the time to play around with some different sounds and ideas and discover that my true style of music I want to release is pop/rock...think of classic rock with a bit of a pop twist. 

Aside from my music, I can tell everyone that during my break, I got the help I needed and am doing much better now. Not only do I personally struggle with mental illness, but anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and ADHD run in my family. I feel like those who don't personally deal with these issues don't know how to help their friends or family who may be struggling. I wanted to also shed some light on that to those of you who may be on that side, where it's not specifically you who is struggling but someone you love and care about. I thank my dad all of the time for being so patient and caring towards myself and my mom when we go through difficult episodes. My biggest advice to those of you that don't know what you can do to help is to just be there for them. Ask them "What do you need?" or "What can I do to help you out?". Each person deals with it differently so the main thing is understanding what helps them get through it. To add to that, living with someone with mental illness... It can be almost as difficult for someone who is living with a loved one that struggles with mental illness as it can be for someone that actually deals with it. A lot of times you have to take time out of your everyday life to care for them, and some people struggle handling that in a proper way. It's not easy, I know my dad can personally account for that, but he has figured out ways he can handle it that won't make things more difficult. That's why my biggest advice is to just be there for them...don't get upset with them, just ask what they need or what you can do to help. 

For those of you who DO personally deal with mental illness, it is completely okay. Coming from someone who struggles with it, the best thing you can do for yourself is just talk to someone. I used to feel shameful of my anxiety and think of it as embarrassing. Like when I would just be at home, at the store, the movies, in a car, or anywhere for that matter and I would suddenly have a panic attack. I would think to myself, "Why does this have to happen every time?" "Why can't I just be normal?"...but in reality, what does it truly mean to be "normal"? I feel like there's a major negative stigma towards the term "mental illness" as though it's a bad thing but the truth is, we all have issues. Some are big and some are small but no one is perfect and that is completely okay. Mental and physical disabilities do not define you as a person - you are so much more than a label. As I went through my journey of getting the help I need and finding myself, I learned that being exactly who I am is perfectly okay. No, some of my friends and family members may not understand but I do, and your opinion of yourself is the only one that truly matters. I still do struggle with panic attacks every now and then, but nowhere near as bad, and I am eternally grateful for that. I am going to continue my music, but I'm not going to rush myself. That was one of the larger aspects of my anxiety was thinking I had to have my whole life together right here and now but I have learned to be more "go with the flow" and know that things will fall into place exactly when the time is right.

Now that I've shared my experience of living with mental illness, I think it's time we all share our stories to let others know that they are not alone, and together we can raise mental health awareness in nothing but a positive way. It's time to erase the negative stigma towards mental disabilities.

Please, if you or someone you love is struggling, I would LOVE to hear your story. And if any of you think you need help but are too afraid to ask, please just talk to someone...I am SO glad I finally did. I will continue to shed light on mental health awareness and things you can do to help get involved. PS: May is mental health awareness month!

So this is my story, I will share more as I continue blogging. I have to thank my sister Ashley for teaching me the ways of blogging and being an "influencer" so I could share this with you. Now you all know where I've been in the past year and I am so utterly excited to share the rest of my story with you through my blog.

Thank you guys for your unconditional love and support, and I hope that all of you will join me on the rest of my journey through my music and blogging. Much Love. xx



HERE IT IS!!! My new single, #MillionDays is now available EVERYWHERE!!! Make sure to go get your copy now! Send me a screenshot that you bought it or a video of you listening to it and I'll make sure to give you a shoutout! Thank you so so much everyone for your unconditional love and support, it TRULY means the world to me. 💓 Thank you to the writers & producers for making this all happen, Brandon "Blue" Hamilton (Justin Bieber, Usher, Ciara, etc) and Maegan Cottone (Little Mix, Olly Murs, Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea, etc). Make sure to also write a review and share it with everyone you know! Thanks to you all...Much love. ~Rachel ✨

I would like to say a special thank you to all of the men & women who serve our country each and every single day...and for those who have yet to return, may you return home safely soon. ❤️...I would also like to dedicate my new single, #MillionDays to everyone who waits for their loved ones to return home.."I'd wait a million days for you.." ✨

Such a lovely ballad about someone who would wait a million days to be with the one they love...Whether it's someone you love that you're waiting to return home from war, or a couple that isn't socially excepted but would wait their entire lives fighting for the right to be together, it's just about love. During these times of the election, riots, protests, etc we could all use a little love. I see so many people (especially on social media) getting caught up with politics and all sorts of things that don't define who you are as a person, it's just what you believe. We all have the right to our own opinion and thoughts, and we shouldn't tear others down for their beliefs, even if you disagree. Hopefully despite all the hate and violence that occurs in our world today, listening to "Million Days" will give some of you that hope that love ALWAYS wins. It's not about which political party you're in, if you're white, black, or POC..if you're straight, gay, bisexual, or transgender..if you're Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or's about who you are as a person. How you treat others, what you do for others, how you show love and kindness in this world...that's what defines you. So I hope the one thing everyone takes from listening to "Million Days", is that love conquers all. ❤️❤️❤️ 

#MillionDaysOutNow #rachelnovak #rachanators #popmusic #newsingle
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On Friday, May 20, 2016, I released my very first single "Falling Down", which is now available on all of your favorite music streaming sources!

That same night, we held a release party for friends, family, and fans to come hang out, dance, and enjoy some good food all night long! Of course, we also jammed out to "Falling Down" a few times haha. I signed autographs, took pictures with fans, and we all just had a really good time! :)

"Falling Down" by Rachel Novak, available everywhere now! (iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music, Spotify, Shazam, etc) Once you get your copy, make sure to send me a pic or video of you listening to it so I can post it!! Love you all so much <3 #rachanators #FallingDown


It's finally here!!! My very first single, "Falling Down" is now available for purchase everywhere! I'm SO excited to finally share with everyone what I've been up to lately! My fans are truly the best fans ever...without you none of this would even be possible. So this is for you <3 I would like to thank "Team Rachel" as we say haha...Mom and Dad, for always having my back and being the most supportive parents I could ever ask for. Blue Hamilton, for being the best songwriter/producer EVER! and being so supportive and helping me fulfill my dreams. Karen Alayne, for being the best manager in the world! You have been a HUGE part of my life for so long and not only am I thankful to have you as a part in my career, I'm extremely thankful to have you in my life period. You are so so supportive, I love you as if you were my second mom, and I don't know what I'd do without've helped me on my journey for so long, and I only hope this is just the beginning of what's to come. <3 And last but CERTAINLY not least, the fans. As I said earlier, none of this would be possible if it weren't for all are what makes me want to get out there and perform and to continue making music, you are what makes me who I am as an artist, and I cannot thank you enough for ALL of the continuous love and support you have given me. This is for you...and it's only the beginning. 

Love Always,

Rachel <3

You can purchase my new single "Falling Down" on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon Music now! You can also stream it from any music streaming app out there! Enjoy! :)


2016 IS HERE!! Is it really already April? 2016 has been such a busy year already! I've been back and forth between Sacramento, LA, and Atlanta doing photoshoots, recording, and press! Getting really excited to finally start sharing with you guys what I've been up to these past few months! Also really thankful for all the new fans I've been getting from all over the world! You guys are the best fans EVER!! I promise that soon, I'll be showing you just how thankful I am through my to you all <3 -Rachel


This past Sunday, November 8th, Rachel performed at Busby's East on Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles, CA. Hosted by Zach Callison and Kenton Duty (who also performed), Rachel performed 3 songs: Something's Got A Hold On Me, Just A Little Bit of Your Heart, and Chandelier. She also posed on the red carpet to take photos with items from the swag bag, thanks to the sponsors, and got some great shots thanks to Getty Images..

"This weekend went amazing!! thank you so much ‪#‎HypeEventsLA‬ for this amazing opportunity! great job to all of the other performers and hosts, you guys rocked it! such a great job to Kenton Duty, you were OUTSTANDING!! thank you to all of the sponsors for the amazing items in the swag bag, I'll be posting some of those pics soon :-) and thank you to Getty Images for the amazing photos! ‪#‎gettyimages‬ ‪#‎rachelnovak‬ ‪#‎rachanators‬ ‪#‎busbyseast‬ ‪#‎la‬" -Rachel via Facebook


everything I do is for the fans...without you, where would I be? your love and support is what keeps me going, your love outweighs the hate, your love means everything to me, you mean everything to me💕 I keep striving to always do more to make you all happy, your happiness is my happiness. I wish I could meet every single one of you and give you a big hug and take all sorts of pictures with you and tell you just how much you mean to me! my love for you is unconditional, without you I wouldn't be where I am today or where I'm going to be in the future. I hope all of you stay with me on this amazing journey, and I'm sure there will be more of you to come, which makes it all the more fun! :) ‪#‎RACHANATORS‬ 💖💖💖
‪#‎rachelnovak‬ ‪#‎hotsummernights‬ ‪#‎elkgrove‬ ‪#‎laguna‬ ‪#‎concertseries‬     -Rachel



On Saturday, September 12, 2015 Rachel was scheduled to do a 30 minute set at Grace Coffee Roasters in Elk Grove but the crowd loved her performance so much, it turned into a 2 hour show! "Thank you soo so much to everyone who came out and supported me, it really means a lot! Tonight was such a special performance <3" -Rachel

To watch the videos from the performance, click the "Youtube" tab below :-)



This past Friday, August 21st Rachel made headlines in Elk Grove Citizen Newspaper! She has been in their paper numerous times this year, but this article has been the biggest one yet! To read the full article, click the link below!  If you have trouble finding it, just head over to Rachel's twitter @RachelNovak6 or Facebook Page for the direct link to the article! Rachel posted this photo on multiple social media sites and quoted:

"I was in the paper again today! a huuuuge article done by Raina LeGarreta and photos taken by Laura Bemis! Thank you so much for this amazing interview, it truly was great! to read the full article, click this link! it's so nice to know that I can go from a small town in Georgia where I was an outkast, unwanted, and unwelcomed, to a big town in the state of California where everyone loves and supports me through it all! I truly feel blessed to be able to be where I am today, and I only hope to go further! thank you to the few people who have loved and supported me since the very beginning, and still do, you have no idea how special you are to me❤and you know who you are! I also want to thank all of those people who DIDNT believe in me, who DIDNT support me, because your hate only made me want to work harder, and look where it's gotten me smile emoticon This is only the beginning! I have sooo much more coming your way this year and next, so be ready! I love you guys so much, my fans are truly the best because without the fans, where would I be? Just like one of my favourite songs of all time quotes, "Where would I be, if you didn't believe?" So thank you soo so much to everyone who has believed in me! I love you all! This is just the start of an amazing journey, and I can't wait for you to see what's next😉 #rachelnovak #rachanators #elkgrove #california #believe #iloveyouall"


Last night Rachel won 2nd place at the Teens Create Dreams Talent Show in Sacramento, CA! She sang Little Mix's "About the Boy" so to see her performance, head over to her YouTube channel and check it out! (,com/09rachelrockstar) or click this link to be sent straight to the video! >>>>


Thanks to Sacramento's 107.9 The End for this amazing day! Had the opportunity to be front row at Splash Bash to see Little Mix and Nathan Sykes perform live then got to meet them after the show! Jade Thirlwall from Little Mix even took my CD and autograph card! :)


This past Saturday, July 25th, Rachel auditioned in Los Angeles, CA for NBC's "The Voice". And although this year she didn't make it onto tv, Rachel stated, "even though I didn't make it this year, I had a really fun experience auditioning for the voice! I got to meet some very sweet people and overall I had a great weekend in LA with my parents! :-)"


Rachel has been working in the studio while visiting Nashville, TN and now has her own cd! To get your own copy, simply send us a message in the "CONTACT"  tab or send her a message/post on her Facebook Page (( )) and we'll get back to you asap!!