01/30/2013 at 06:00 PM EST
Girls just wanna have fun – especially single ones!
, 20, isn't following in the footsteps
of her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber
, who says he's "not in the happiest place" since the two parted ways
"I've been recording, having a lot of fun with my girlfriends, having a good time," she tells E! Online
Although she recently sang
a heartfelt rendition of Justin Timberlake
's "Cry Me a River," Gomez remained mum on the types of songs her upcoming album will include. She said simply, "I'm having a lot of fun expressing everything that I'm feeling."
One thing is for sure – she's definitely breaking away from her Disney image.
"I've been telling people I'm definitely a little bit more sassy now," she said. "I'm a little bit more mouthy."
Aside from edgier tunes, the starlet is excited for people to see her risqué role in Spring Breakers
"I think people are used to seeing me in a certain way," she said. "I think it will be a little shocking for people, but in a good way. The movie as a whole is a lot to take in, and I've definitely expressed that to my younger fans."