"I'm actually doing great considering all the craziness," said the 24-year-old singer. "So it's been good. ... All I can do is smile, you know? It's life. Things happen and, you know, you move on and you get better and you grow from it."
"Right now, actually, I'm definitely leaning a lot on my family," she added. "They have been so instrumental in all the craziness in my career thus far. So whenever something goes crazy or something unexpected happens, I'm like, 'Hey, mom, can you come out to California?'
"My brother has been checking up on me every day, multiple times a day," Sparks said. "He's so sweet. And I definitely rely on my faith. You know, I have the hope that there is a plan for my life and that there are better and more amazing things happening and that I'm just gonna come out of this stronger."
"You know, when you answer things that haven't even been said yet, it kind of ... makes people go, 'Well, wait a minute, I didn't even think about that,'" she added. "So, for me I'm just like ... you know, there's not really anything for me to say."
Thanks to all the support she's getting from her fans, Sparks doesn't really feel any pressure to discuss what happened, either.
"I've always had that support from them and I definitely feel it now," she said. "You know, they're just like, 'Hey, we're here for you. Don't worry. We're so excited for your music.' And I just can't wait to give that to them."
"I think that'll be my gift to them, in a way. You know, 'Thank you so much for sticking by me these past five years and' -- well, past eight years really -- 'thank you so much for, you know, sticking by me when times get tough!'"
The music Sparks is releasing will be her first official material since her album, "Battlefield," came out in 2009, and she said she can't wait to show people how she's changed as an artist.
"I want to be able to introduce people to the newer, more grown-up me," she said. "It's been five years. ... I'll be 25 in December. You know, it's a big growth spurt.
"I'm like, 'I don't want to scare them but, at the same time, maybe that would be good,'" she added. "But I want my other fans to know that it's still me. So, we're really trying to figure out that point, but we definitely have the goal of having music out this year. So it's coming."