Christine Anu's 'upbeat' song for health : VIDEO

Award-winning indigenous singer Christine Anu is urging Australians to listen to their hearts to help her create a one-of-a-kind new single.

The Illawarra resident has teamed up with Heart Research Australia and Metamucil, which have created an interactive heart-shaped pod to capture people's heartbeats to use as the rhythm for the song.

Anu hopes to create an "upbeat" track using the new technology, which is one of a range of initiatives being held during RedFeb to get people to pay attention to their heart health.

"I was asked to produce a song that would come out of the heartbeats that were recorded by Australians on the heart pods, which are an Australian first," she said.

"Basically, people put their fingers on the pod and it records their heartbeat, and after a moment, it turns that heart rate into a unique music track."

Anu said as well as being a bit of fun, the project had a serious side.

"It's an experiential thing that enables people to reconnect with the beat of their hearts, which we hope in turn will get them to be more aware of their heart health," she said.

Christine Anu has her finger on the pulse when it comes to heart health.

Christine Anu has her finger on the pulse when it comes to heart health.

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